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Special needs pup is the happiest dog in the park

Special needs pup is the happiest dog in the park dog-happy
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A gorgeous pup who uses a wheelchair to get around won’t let anything get in him down now he’s found his forever home. In fact, his owners say he’s the happiest dog ever.

By Natasha James

Published on the 07/11/2019, 11:00, Updated on the 19/12/2019, 15:22

Little Moby didn’t have the easiest start in life. Diagnosed with rare brain disorder at an early age, he struggled to find a home after many potential owners were wary of looking after a special needs pup.

Poor Moby was returned to the shelter three times by three different owners who struggled to take care of him before he found his forever home with owner, Alex van Veldhuizen.

A wobbly walk

The black and white Border Collie and Great Pyrenees cross has cerebellar hypoplasia, a brain condition which means he walks unsteadily and wobbles with each step.

Aside from the balance and coordination problems, Moby is otherwise completely healthy and probably doesn’t realise he’s any different to other dogs.


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Owner Alex says,

‘Moby has an awesome life. Despite his condition, he loves the dog park and going on walks.’

Moby’s wheelchair costs £700 and supports his back legs so that his front legs can wobble along quite happily.

Popular pooch

Owner Alex says that new dogs can sometimes be a little wary of the wheelchair but after a good old sniff, Moby usually becomes the most popular dog in the dog park.

Unsurprisingly for a dog this chirpy, Moby has his own Instagram account where he’s gained 7,000 followers and counting. The account has pics of Moby playing and generally loving life.

Owner Alex has this final word to say,

‘The biggest thing we stress is that his condition doesn’t affect his quality of life. We think Moby is an awesome dog to show special needs pups have so much love to give and can be amazing animals.’

We couldn’t agree more.


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