disabled dogs

Ray Charles Blind Golden Retriever Steals Hearts

When Andrew Fales got word that a nearby breeder was going to euthanize an otherwise healthy Golden Retriever puppy from a recent litter just because the pup is blind, Fales knew he had to do something.

by DogTime
October 20th, 2017

DogTime’s top 10 dog news stories in 2014

Happy reunions, dog abuse, and a cow with an identity crisis are some of the topics covered in our top 10 most popular news story recap. Which events did you find most memorable?

by Mike Dogtime
December 24th, 2014

Dog gets 3D-printed legs

A dog born with stubby front legs had limited mobility — until he was fostered by the director of a 3D printing company, who created a pair of prosthetics for the animal.

by DogTime
December 23rd, 2014

TurboRoo gets new wheels

Update: A two-legged Chihuahua named TurboRoo (formerly known as Turbo or Roo) gets a sweet new ride thanks to the president of a San Diego-based company and a 3D printer.

by DogTime
August 8th, 2014

Disabled Dachshund doesn’t give up

Video: A paralyzed Dachshund named Anderson Pooper competes in a friendly race with fellow wiener dogs; watch the dog’s uplifting finish at the 18th Annual Wiener Dog Races.

by DogTime
July 30th, 2014

Three-legged dog gets prosthetic limb

The Pit Bull Terrier was found with her right paw severed in a Miami neighborhood; an Orlando company donated the artificial limb so the pooch could live a pain-free life.

by DogTime
January 31st, 2014

Nakio becomes first dog to receive four prosthetic legs

News outlets are calling Nakio “the bionic dog,” and with good reason — the mixed-breed dog is the first known canine to have received four artificial limbs.Veterinary assistant Christie Pace of Colorado Springs, Colorado fell in love and brought little Nakio home when he was just a puppy.“I have a soft spot for rescue animals […]

by DogTime Staff
April 29th, 2013

Heartwarming photo of disabled dog goes viral

Reddit user thepoultron posted a photograph of her dog Bowie, a 6-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever, on the popular site, hoping to share a simple but poignant message of love with the online community. But she never could have expected Bowie’s photo and story would go viral, touching the hearts of thousands in only a few […]

by DogTime Staff
March 29th, 2013

Blind and unable to walk, dog manages miraculous recovery

Her story begins in tragedy, like many abandoned pets: she had no home, no family, and, as it seemed at the time, no future. When Havanese mix Tessa was turned over to an overcrowded Los Angeles animal shelter in early January, the shivering little pup struggled to even stand up. Frail, starving, completely blind, and […]

by DogTime Staff
March 27th, 2013

With brother’s help, blind sled dog keeps on running

Just because blind Siberian Husky mix Gonzo is differently-abled doesn’t mean he’s going to let it stop him from doing what he loves to do — pull a sled with his team.Three years ago, when sled dog Gonzo started tripping over his food bowl, staff at New Hampshire’s Muddy Paw Sled Dog Kennel knew that […]

by DogTime Staff
January 25th, 2013

Chihuahua to get bionic paw

A Chihuahua-Papillon mix from New Mexico who was born without one of her back paws will be able to start the new year on the right foot.Albuquerque’s Enchantment Chihuahua Rescue has announced that their special pup Peggy, or “Peggy Leg” as she is known, will soon be the recipient of what is likely to be […]

by DogTime Staff
December 11th, 2012

Nose cells help paralyzed dogs walk again

A British study has yielded surprising and promising results in the treatment and possible reversal of paralysis in dogs, BBC News reports.Scientists from Cambridge University teamed up with the Medical Research Council to execute the innovative study, which has recently been published in the prestigious neurology journal, Brain.The Cambridge University scientists describe themselves as cautiously […]

by DogTime Staff
November 20th, 2012

Prosthetics help paralyzed dog take first walk

Specialists at Westcoast Brace & Limb (WCBL) are used to helping people; infants in need of cranial braces, children with mobility issues, adults who’ve had limbs amputated, and veterans returning from war have all been helped by the talented and dedicated prosthetists at the Tampa, Florida orthotics and prosthetics company.But sometimes WCBL is called on […]

by DogTime Staff
November 16th, 2012

Paralyzed Pit Bull goes months without treatment

Davis’s owner believes in miracles. And that, she says, is why she took no action to ease her dog’s unthinkable suffering during the last four months of his life.On May 17, an eight-month-old Pit Bull was brought to the Espanola Valley Humane Society, the shelter where I volunteer. Even the seasoned administrators say Davis’s condition […]

by DogTime
June 13th, 2012
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