The following video shows the story of puppy named Pigeon who is living a wonderful life now, thanks to new really loving parents and a wheelchair. But that wasn’t always the case with Pigeon. This precocious and always happy dog is paralysed in the hind legs after being involved in a car incident with his previous owners.
She went through a broken back and was left on her own at the vet’s office. Luckily for our blessed puppy, she was adopted by a caring owner who was drawn to her bold personality. Erica, Pigeon’s new furry relative, saw her not as a burden but as a member of the family and that’s how the dog was actually treated. It took months of rehabilitation and medication for the Pigeon just to be able to lean on its front legs and move around by dragging its hind legs.
Despite his situation and handicap, Pigeon’s optimistic personality and friendliness shine through. He loves to play with his brothers and move around the house. At first she was frustrated as she found her movements limited and considerably slowed down but that does not mean that the dog gave up.
And that’s when Erica decided to take her dog in a wheelchair because she wanted Pigeon to feel like herself again: happy, playful and carefree. She went to Eddie’s Wheels, which makes custom pet chairs, and had one made for Pigeon. And the first time Pigeon got into a wheelchair, it was magic! You can see his reaction very clearly in the video.
As we can actually see from the following video. At first there was confusion, then hesitation and curiosity as he looked at the owner with questioning eyes. It was pure excitement then when he jumped in to let his owner know he couldn’t wait to get out and try his new wheels. He even led the way and was the first to walk through the gate. According to Erica, “The moment we put her in a wheelchair, she became a different dog,” she explained.
“Most dogs don’t immediately get into a wheelchair. Pigeon really acted like her chair was an extension of her body and that was great.” Pigeon uses her wheelchair every day and is always ready to play in the garden with her brothers or take a walk in the neighbourhood. She doesn’t look like a paralysed dog anymore, just a very happy, healthy dog.