Austin Roo, a border collie-husky mix, was born in a rescue shelter and was immediately adopted by someone from Texas. Six months after the pup left the shelter, he hopped out of a moving car and severely injured both of his front legs. Unfortunately, the nerve damage in his legs was irreparable, so his owner decided to have him put down instead.
Thankfully, the vet tech who attended to Austin knew that the young dog still had a lot of life left in him. Wanting to give him a second chance, they immediately reached out to Pets With Disabilities, a Maryland-based non-profit organization that helps rehome cats and dogs with special needs.
The facility welcomed Austin with open arms and got him the surgery he needed, ultimately saving his life. After the husky mix recovered from his operation, the organization deemed that he was ready to find his forever home. They proceeded to include him in their rescue event, where he met Kim and Ed.
As soon as the couple saw Austin, they were immediately in love with his affectionate and bubbly personality. They then decided to adopt him that same day and bring him home with them. At first, caring for a double amputee dog was a bit challenging for the couple as they needed to adapt to his needs and teach him how to use a wheelchair.
But when Austin finally got the hang of things, it didn’t take long for them to form an unbreakable friendship. They started going out on adventures to the beach and the nearby hiking trails. And when they weren’t on a trip, the pup would spend his days playing with his fur brother, Reece.
To date, Austin is busy training to become a therapy dog. And he hopes to teach more people about dealing with setbacks and giving second chances. Watch the happy pup’s story here.
Courtesy of Daily Paws