Some animal lovers simply have a heart for special needs animals. Others acquire them by accident.
Sometimes this occurs when they animals find you. But often it occurs when someone adopts a pet and later learns that he or she will not live the life they were expected to.
When that happens, people must rise to the occasion to help those precious animals. This is the story of one such dog and his people.
His person applied to adopt a Great Dane puppy from a rescue organization. Quinn appeared to be like any other Great Dane at first. But as he grew older, his people learned that there was a problem.
Quinn struggled to walk, and they soon realized that he was far from “normal.” Quinn has scoliosis and growth deformities.
Rather than giving up on Quinn, his family did something special. They adopted his brother to help him.
They believed that Gray would be able to improve the quality of Quinn’s life by playing with him and interacting with him like brothers do.
Both Quinn and Gray are very small for their breed. Their size and Quinn’s medical problems are attributed to poor breeding. Their mother was bred with her full brother.
Both dogs receive hydrotherapy and physical therapy at home to help them function as they should. They have come so far with this special love and care. Both are now walking and thriving.
Quinn and Gray’s human mother recognizes the special gifts that these dogs possess. A special education teacher, she sees the determination and success of her puppies as motivation to continue her work with children with special needs.
Both the children and the puppies remind her daily of how far someone can go with the right love and care.
Source: The Dodo