An American-German shepherd named Stella is having a lot of fun in her new home.
Stella was born with spina bifida, a rare birth defect that causes a condition that leaves her legs paralyzed.
The little girl has no legs and has to be assisted in walking.
Her owners, who live in a suburb of Munich, Germany, decided to adopt her in a bid to help her overcome the disability.
In an interview with German news agency dpa, Stella’s owners said they were shocked to learn the little girl’s condition was so serious.
“The puppy has been there for over a year now,” the woman, who declined to give her name, told the news agency.
“She is not a puppy, she is a full-grown dog.”
The woman said the dogs owners had to adopt Stella because she was too big for the house, which they had rented from the local municipality.
When they tried to get Stella in to the apartment where she lives, she jumped up and attacked them.
Despite their efforts, Stella managed to escape and ran away in the street.
“She has a very aggressive personality,” the owner told the AP.
“I don’t know what I would do without her.”
The German dog is now staying with her owner, but is not the only one who is enjoying the dog-friendly lifestyle.
A German couple recently bought a house in a remote part of Germany that was also rented out to German-speaking owners.
Both the owners and the dogs are getting along well, with both enjoying a good workout and being able to play together.
But the owners are worried about Stella’s health.
They have been unable to afford to pay for medical treatment.