Charleigh is a little dog with a big personality. All of the pictures of her on the Little Black Dog Rescue website show her smiling. But life hasn’t been kind to the pup. Charleigh is paralyzed after she being the victim of a hit and run. She has worked hard over the past few months recovering from her injuries and trying to regain her mobility. Now she has one more hurdle to jump.
Charleigh is looking for the perfect family to adopt her and make her their own.
Amy, with Little Black Dog Rescue explained how Charleigh came to her group.
Charleigh was likely hit by a car and left for dead. A kind woman spotted Charleigh dragging herself through her yard and scooped her up. A foster was found nearby in Louisiana and she cared for the dog until her arrival at our rescue group in Connecticut.
Charleigh is paralyzed and incontinent. She has been examined by our neurologist and chiropractor. And a custom cart is on order for her.
My rescue set up a rehab program where Charleigh works with the chiropractor. The doctor has helped 110 dogs in our care regain their ability to walk.
Charleigh is receiving adjustments, laser therapy and hydrotherapy. We are giving her every chance to walk again. Each day we see her legs moving more and more. We are confident that progress will be made!
For now, Charleigh is happily riding around town in temporary wheels. She is so playful that she will need an active person to adopt her. It would also be great if there was another dog in the family. Charleigh loves playing with her canine friends at daycare.
If you’re thinking about adopting a special needs dog you’ll want to read: 5 Tips For Adopting A Paralyzed Pet
Help start the next chapter in this little dog’s life
Little Black Dog Rescue estimates that Charleigh is about one-year-old. She currently weighs 21lbs.
Amy contacted Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog in hope that readers will share the story and get Charleigh into her forever home.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about Charleigh, Little Black Dog Rescue asks that you complete the initial adoption form on their website. The group does not accept inquires by phone. You can find the application and instructions on the Application Process page.
You can also reach out to the organization through the Little Black Dog Rescue Facebook page.
Let’s help this sweet dog find the great home she deserves.
Read about another animal lover who adopted a paralyzed dog: Pet Owner’s Transition From Novice To Expert Caretaker