Wheels, an American Bully, was born with a congenital defect called Spina Bifida. He was paralyzed on the lower half of his body and he couldn’t walk. He went to see various vets and all of them said no cure was available for him.
At such a young age, Wheels’ life was put in danger. No form of surgery or therapy could fix him, that’s what every doctor that examined him said. They suggested it was best to put him down, but his foster mom Jennifer of Bullies and Buddies Rescue begged to disagree.
Jennifer made her own research and she reached out to various specialists to get a second, third, and even a fourth opinion. Finally, she got in contact with a neurologist who immediately started the dog’s rehabilitation. She was a little nervous but she was so happy knowing it wasn’t the end for Wheels.
Despite his condition, Wheels never felt he was different nor did he ever think he was unfortunate. He smiled no matter what his challenges were, and he remained positive. He knew he was on his road to walking and running.
During his swim therapy sessions, Wheels was magnificent. He went sideways more than a couple of times but that did not stop him from going further. His determination was limitless and his hard work soon paid off.
When he was finally able to stand up on his own, Wheels was so proud. He knew he did great. He was so pleased to prove his prior vets wrong.
Jennifer was full of joy seeing Wheels’ progress, but she worried that he might never find a forever home. Still, she continued to search for his perfect match. Before long, she received the best news ever.
Matthew and Julie, Wheels’ new mom and dad, followed his story from day one. They hoped that he’d find the perfect home soon enough, and when they heard that he hasn’t even after several months, they knew he was meant to be with them. Wheels was finally home.
Credits: Bullies and Buddies Rescue and The Dodo