All in the Family


American Staffordshire Terrier / Jack Russell Terrier
October 15, 2013

In the beginning vets said I would never walk again. I was found as a stray at 2 months of age just before Christmas 2012 - Secondhand Snoots Rescue took me in and Lucida Puppy Fund sponsored my veterinary care. I had a wound on my neck and a fracture in my T11 vertebrae (was put in a splint for 7 weeks). My back legs were completely rigid and would not bend. The first vet I saw said I would never walk again because I had little to no voluntary reflex. Erin Kowalski, a canine massage therapist fostered me and began performing up to 3 hours of massage daily. After about two weeks I began to bend my back legs with help. In the third week I started to move my back right leg on my own. I was making progress on almost a daily basis and after seven weeks my splint was removed. The neurologist gave me a great prognosis and cleared me for rehab. Erin couldn't picture not seeing me continue to improve so she along with another family adopted me. I began physical therapy, laser therapy, acupuncture and underwater treadmill at Integrative Pet Care and continued to get daily massages at home. Although uncoordinated at times, I am now walking by myself. It is my goal to help other people recognize the impact adopting a dog with special needs has not only on the life of the dog rescued, but also the person that opens their heart and home to the dog in need. I now have my own Facebook page that is growing daily. My goal is to help other special needs dogs get adopted:

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Comments (7)
Oct 15, 2013 yankigal
Whatta "beautiful" little girl you are, with an amazing story.....and such a lucky little girl to have someone to love you sooooo much to do everything in their power to help you!! May you and your forever family have years and years of happiness and let those daily health issues fade more and more each loving day!! Love and hugs and kisses from me and McGee!! XOXOXOXO Oh yea....and have a very "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" coming up soon.....with many, many more to follow!! :-D XOXOXO
Oct 15, 2013 Cakebatter
ohhh.. she's so pretty! i just LUV MUTTS!
Nov 1, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 1st Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Nov 1, 2014 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 2nd Birthday!
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Nov 1, 2016 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 4th Birthday!
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Nov 1, 2017 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 5th Birthday!
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