I want to thank Ruff Rollin’ Wheelchairs for Dogs for sharing this story about Noah, Abby and Mary. The trio are paralyzed triplet puppies that went from nearly starving to death to becoming happy pets. Their story proves that a rough start in life can turn into a happy ending. [Read more…]
Stories of amazing pets who have suffered a handicap or disability or paralysis.
Spunky is a 12 year-old Husky mix who was adopted by Ashley Niels while she attended college. He is her best friend. Last week the dog was diagnosed with a fast growing form of cancer called Hemangiosarcoma. The cancer invades the blood vessels and causes internal bleeding. [Read more…]
Cushing’s Disease is a condition in dogs that can take away their ability to walk or have control over their hind legs. It is a disease that is close to my heart and because of that, I was overjoyed to come across this video about Ruby. Ruby the celebrity dog lived a life filled with all kinds of accolades and achievements until she developed Cushing’s Disease. She was a highly regarded therapy dog who visited patients in the hospital and in nursing homes. She also worked with school kids, had a book written about her and performed on stage. Pretty amazing, right?
Last year Ruby came down with Cushing’s Disease and it weakened her back legs so badly she couldn’t walk or perform her duties as therapy dog and celebrity. Her life was on hold until Ruby was fitted for a wheelchair from HandicappedPets.com and as the video shows, she is back doing all of the activities she loves. [Read more…]
With a little help from her dog friends, I am happy to report that puppy Bailey is feeling good again. She is eating better and is interested in playing with her toys. The other evening I even caught her tossing a rubber bone in the air and chasing after it. That hasn’t happened in nearly three months when Bailey lost Cody, who was her housemate and best friend.
It has been a long road to her recovery for my dog and both of us have many friends to thank. I don’t think I could have gotten Bailey back to her sunny self, without their help. [Read more…]
Animal Haven in Manhattan has been around since 1967 rescuing homeless pets and rehabilitating them improve their chances for adoption. When a paralyzed Dachshund named Tazo was surrendered to their shelter, the staff knew immediately that his injury would not stop him from enjoying life. They helped in every way possible so the paralyzed dachshund got his second chance. [Read more…]