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Special Needs Dogs

Short Spine, Tall Love

Julie LeRoy | Posted 02.02.2016 | Good News
Julie LeRoy

There once was a time when I thought my dog, Cuda, was the only dog of her kind. She has short spine syndrome, a rare genetic condition that causes vertebra in the spine to be compressed -- giving dogs an unusual, scrunched-up look. I recently introduced you to her and the other dogs who are thriving and living happy lives despite the condition.

Rabbit The Pawless Poodle Struts His Stuff With New Prosthetics

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 07.20.2015 | Good News

Rabbit the poodle may have been born without any paws, but thanks to loving caretakers and modern technology he doesn't have to be put down or live a ...

Dog Who Walks On Her Elbows Saved From Likely Euthanization, Thanks To Volunteers

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 04.02.2015 | Good News

Sheba the dog's bent front legs don't quite work, though her happy tail moves at double speed. And when all the way up in New York City, Stacey Si...

Rudy The Dog Deserves Every Second Of His Luxurious Bath

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 03.10.2015 | Green

Rudy the dog isn't lounging around a nice warm lavender-infused tub, being fed one biscuit after another, just for the fun of it. The baths, which ...

Animal Rescue Views Blind, Deaf Dogs 'As A Gift, Not A Burden'

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 02.18.2014 | Good News

This gorgeous puppy here is a 12-week-old Siberian husky named Jesse. Jesse is deaf, and she's available for adoption through a Virginia rescue group ...

Victory, The Fearless Disabled 'Kangaroo Dog,' Will Brighten Your Whole Week

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.13.2013 | Good News

Victory is living up to her namesake. The 2-year-old Chihuahua mix was found on her own early this year and brought into the Dearborn Animal Shelte...