Meet Quasimodo - A German Shepherd With A Short Spine And A Big Heart

January 30, 2016

A stray dog with a rare condition is looking for a loving home.

Quasimodo, a purebred German shepherd with short spine syndrome, is gaining fans online with his story.

Quasimodo dog short spine
Secondhand Hounds

The special pup was taken in by Secondhand Hounds, an animal shelter in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. Sara Anderson, the large breed foster coordinator for the shelter, said she was contacted to take Quasi because of her love of special needs dogs.

Quasimodo dog short spine
Secondhand Hounds

"Born different but never knowing any other way, he seeks to please the people who have shown him kind hands and warm hearts," Anderson said.

Quasi is unable to turn his head, but otherwise his condition doesn't affect his day to day activities.


We want to introduce you to someone SPECTACULAR. This is Quasimodo. He is a purebred German Shepherd with Short Spine Syndrome. He is a friendly, wonderful, sweet boy who is one of thirteen dogs in the world with this rare condition. We are SO excited to meet him and welcome him to our Secondhand Hounds family.We love our special cases. And we love to keep you updated on these unique, amazing animals that we fall so deeply in love with.We hope you love Quasi as much as we do!

Posted by Secondhand Hounds on Saturday, January 9, 2016

His fan page on Facebook, "Quasi The Great" was created on Thursday to help people learn about his condition and bring awareness to dogs with special needs. His adoption journey is being documented on his page through pictures and video posts of his visits to the vet and playing outside.

Quasimodo dog short spine
Secondhand Hounds

(h/t) CNN. Those interested in adopting Quasi should visit the Secondhand Hounds website.

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