Pet owners of disabled animals never cease to amaze me with their resourcefulness and dedication to their fur kids. When Jonathan Arbel wrote to me about the custom motorized dog cart he had a company build for his paralyzed pup, Riley, I knew I had to share the story. If you take your dog on vacation or go on adventures around town, you’re going to want to read about Riley’s wheels. [Read more…]
Stories of amazing pets who have suffered a handicap or disability or paralysis.
When you write a blog, you never know who is going to read it or how it will affect them. I always hope to inspire people, but I really never know unless they reach out to me. Recently, Amber M. read one of our stories about amazing pets with disabilities. It encouraged her to share the sweet story about how she decided to adopt a paralyzed puppy named Fitzgerald.
Her story began in upstate New York while Amber was trying to fulfill a Christmas wish for her parents. [Read more…]
I found this story on the Walkin’ Pets blog and couldn’t resist sharing it. The pet wheelchair company showed how a disabled toddler and dog are beating their mobility challenges. The introduction of little Lorelai, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, to a paralyzed dog named Oscar is precious. [Read more…]
If you are thinking about adopting a pet, I know a paralyzed dog who would love a new family for Christmas. Tiger is a 7-year-old Corgi/Chihuahua mix recovering from spinal surgery. He was abandoned by his owners when they learned he might be paralyzed for the rest of his life. [Read more…]
I love sharing stories about disabled animals who overcome the challenges they face. We even have a section at Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog dedicated to Amazing Pets. But after reading an email from pet parent Cindy McBryan, I realized the real heroes are the people who flip their lives upside down so they can take care of an animal who is sick or paralyzed.
Cindy’s adult son, Matthew, is doing this for the McBryan family dog, Nike. The 100 lb. Labrador retriever suddenly became paralyzed at the worst time possible while Cindy’s husband was in the hospital being treated for cancer. Now caring for their paralyzed Labrador is a family affair.