Dog born with no legs thought she'd never be able to run. Then this happened!
A very special pooch born with no front feet finally knows what it feels like to run free after an amazing team of designers built her some custom-made prosthetic legs!
Published on the 23/10/2020, 09:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:24
Halo the Great Pyrenees had a rough start in life. She was born with no front feet, a deformed back leg, and was dumped by the side of a road in a cardboard box because his breeder considered her 'useless.'
And then Jamie Wallace-Griner came along. As the founder of the Safe in Austin Animal Rescue Ranch, Jamie spends all day helping pooches in need. But as soon as she saw Halo, she knew this special girl needed some extra love and care.
A special bond
Jamie took Halo home, where the little survivor formed an incredible bond with her son, Jackson. 10-year-old Jackson has Autism and finds it hard to make close friends. So watching Jackson play with Halo was even more poignant for his mum.
"Halo is an angel. He touched parts of Jackson's heart that I couldn't even reach as his mother," said Jamie.
Halo now had a forever home, a best friend, and all the love she needed. But Halo still couldn't enjoy her days at the dog park like the other pups. So Jaime got in touch with OrthoPets, a team of designers who make custom made prosthetics for pets.
Halo goes for her very first run
Halo received her new legs earlier this month. Jamie thought it would take Halo a few weeks to get used to them, but the pup had other ideas! "The plan was just to introduce her to them today," said Jamie. "It was never even to attempt walking. Halo had different plans. She didn't just walk. She ran!"
Now Halo can do what any other dog can do and is finally living the life she's always deserved!