Special Needs Dogs
After being hit by a car, Gunnar began using a Walkin’ Wheels cart to get around. His human founded Gunnar’s Wheels to help other dogs do the same.
Blind dogs need not miss out on the pup park fun. Here’s how to make it a safe and enjoyable experience.
Likely the victim of abuse, the English Bulldog doesn’t let paralysis keep her from being a beloved family pet and a PetSmart greeter.
Double merles, the result of irresponsible breeding of two merle-coated dogs, can have hearing and vision issues. Keller thrives despite her health issues.
This Bulldog with a cleft palate wasn’t expected to last the night with his foster family, but they helped him survive and thrive and eventually adopted him.
Casper, an all-white Siberian Husky, faced euthanasia because of a birth defect. Good Samaritans stepped in and saved his life.
The Poodle-Pomeranian mix brought excitement to their senior Boxer’s life before he died and helped the family through that loss. Now Gracie champions special needs adoption.
Lucky was the only dog in his litter to live, thanks to a kind neighbor and an animal rescuer.
The Chihuahua’s front and back left legs were crushed, but now she’s up and running again with the support of her family.
Saved from the euthanasia list in kill shelters, disabled dogs spend the rest of their lives on this 158-acre farm in northern New Hampshire.
We love all of the 51 dogs we featured this year, but we caught up with these 10 favorites to see how they are doing.
Ringo came home the hospital on Christmas 2014, just four days after rupturing discs in his back. This year, he is celebrating the holidays on all four paws.
Rescued when his separation anxiety became too much for his first family, Lenny found peace in his new life and an Instagram following.
Poodles Susie, Chloe, and Rhonda make sure she has a guide wherever she goes — even to the groomer!
Rescuers suspect the abandoned Pug was a puppy mill castoff. His new family gladly gave him a home.
This Pit Bull with dwarfism makes friends wherever she goes, spreading the message that special needs dogs can live a full life.
After his accident, we loved Pasha even more for his differences, anyone who met him soon felt the same.
The Mia Foundation gives other animals born with serious defects a fighting chance at life.
With help from his forever family, the victim of animal cruelty grew strong again after surgery to repair three damaged vertebrae in his back.
In this touching video from PAWsitive, we see Bella get around despite her injuries, before she receives the full veterinary care she needs.
The rescued Chihuahuas went from a breeder’s bathroom to a forever family who provides everything they need to thrive.
Thanks to double hip surgery, the Labrador Retriever overcomes the rare condition and brings joy to others.
Odie’s Place saved him from euthanasia, fitted him with a cart, and now wants to help him heal and find a forever family.
After being hit by a car, Pippa went to live and heal in the home of the famous three-legged rescue dog Jeannie. The two are now the best of friends.
Now 2 years old, Ruby and her human are paying it forward by fostering other pups like her and helping to raise money for their surgeries.
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