Wanted: belly rub expert

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HOUSTON, Texas - How’d you like to find Noelle under your Christmas tree or Menorah? She’s a 2-month-old retriever-mix who’s looking for her “fur-ever home.”

Noelle’s a puppy so she's happy, active and playful- despite having an injury to her paw.“It looks like she might have some nerve damage in her paw. She’s not putting weight on it normally and it kind of rolls over up onto her toes. It doesn’t seem to be causing her any pain but it really gets in her way when she tries to move around” explains Lisa Rotter of the Houston SPCA.

It’s hard to keep a good pup down though. “A puppy like this is going to need someone who’s going to give her exercise and love and fun and especially training. The sooner she can learn her puppy manners the better because she’s going to be a big girl” says Rotter.

Her forever family also needs to be skilled in the art of belly rubs because Noelle really, really, really LOVES belly rubs.

If you think you could own a dog that`s had a “ruff life?” Check out more info at the Houston SPCA.