Since starting Lessons From A Paralyzed Dog, I’ve tried to cover a wide range of medical conditions that cause dogs to have mobility problems. But until this story, I’ve never discussed how accidents play a role in turning a healthy dog into one that can’t walk. That’s what happened to a puppy named Grace. This is her story and how her pet mom’s devotion has no bounds after the dog fell 30 feet.
It’s kind of ironic that I haven’t covered this topic because one of the first dogs my rescue group, Heaven Can Wait Animal Society, took in was a big black lab named Chooka. He broke both of his front legs jumping from a second story balcony at an apartment complex. The two young men who owned Chooka couldn’t afford the surgeries he needed so they surrendered him to us. Chooka had three or four very costly surgeries that nearly sent my group into bankruptcy. Thankfully he recovered enough to be able to walk with assistance. And later he was adopted into a wonderful home where he lived a long and happy life.
Grace’s pet mom, Kerry contacted me to share their daily challenges and victories after the dog’s terrible accident.