When puppies are born with physical deformities, they’re often abandoned by their owners. Even if they are rescued or surrendered in animal shelters, it’s rare that someone will adopt them. Despite having special needs, these dogs deserve a good life.
A special needs Great Pyrenees puppy named Halo was born with physical deformities. Halo had no paws on her front legs, and one of her back legs was deformed. Halo only had one functioning back leg, which meant that she would require a lot of therapy and even surgery to move around.
Because of Halo’s special needs, the breeder abandoned her in a box. Thankfully, Halo was rescued, and a woman named Jamie Wallace-Griner of Austin Rescue Ranch heard about Halo. When Jamie first saw Halo, she immediately fell in love and decided that she would do everything she can to give Halo a loving home.
Jamie’s animal rescue organization aims to give animals victims of abuse and neglect a second chance to live a happy life. Unlike the breeder that threw Halo away like trash, Jamie saw something beautiful in Halo, and she knew that Halo could become an inspiration to everyone. Jamie didn’t just provide Halo with a loving home, but she also gave her what she needed to help Halo with her mobility.
Halo went through surgery to amputate the deformed back leg when Halo was old enough and reconstruct the two front legs. Despite everything that Halo went through, Halo remains such a sweet dog that loves life. Halo doesn’t even know that she’s different from other dogs, and she continues to spread happiness to everyone she meets.
After intense therapy, Halo learned to walk. However, Jamie took things further to make it easier for Halo to walk. With help from OrthoPets, Jamie was finally able to get Halo prosthetic legs for her two front legs. After getting fitted for the prosthetics, Halo’s had such a fantastic reaction that it brought tears of joy to Jamie.
Halo didn’t just learn to walk with her new legs, but she also learned to run. Halo inspired so many children with special needs that she became a therapy dog. Here’s a remarkable and heartwarming video featuring Halo’s inspiring story.
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