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Paralyzed Shelter Pup Finds Forever Family

This is one lucky rescue pup! The Humane Society of Charlotte made it their mission to save this dog 'Sweet Potato' and look at her now!

We included a few videos and Facebook posts so you can see the progress made by those that never gave up on this sweet dog. She even trained on some wheels too! The humane society and countless partners did go the extra mile for this dog that was paralyzed in her rear legs due to a spinal injury.

Here's Sweet Potato's story and we learned a few details in a great post written by iheartdogs.com.  She found her forever home about a month after being at the shelter which is amazing since many special need dogs are unfortunately passed up at a lot of shelters. This story is a great example of a shelter that made sure this dog was in the spotlight getting the help she needed to make a swift transition into rehabilitation.

Just check out the campaign they launched and you'll see all the effort made by SO many people: #SelfiesWithSweetPotato campaign.

Sweet Potato received acupuncture treatments which we know make a big difference! See below!

She also received a special wheelchair. It's so much easier to get a dog adopted when they've already started their treatment plan! Gunnar's Wheels Foundation helps dogs in shelter environments and look at the PINK wheels.

We have a great suggestion for special needs dogs that are waiting for their wheels! Check out the Paws & Pals 3 Wheeler Elite Jogger Pet Stroller. This will help you get your dog out while you make the transition to wheels as Sweet Potato did. 

Would you like to donate? Here's how you can help these special needs animals.

Are you looking for a few new best friends and have room for a rescue dog like Sweet Potato? This dog may have health issues but look how much progress was made in a week! This dog is already gaining mobility in her hind legs after just one month. Always remember that you can look at dog rescues that specialize in specific breeds so if you have your eye on a Great Dane, Beagle, Dachshund, senior dogs, small dogs, Golden Retriever, Chihuahua, or Pit Bull there are so many organizations you can reach out too!

Do you have a special needs dog you care for at home or in your community? Please leave us a comment below!

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