Hi, my name is Cora! I’m an adorable little Poodle, but I had a rough start to life. When I was very young, I was in a terrible car accident. I broke both my front legs, my pelvis, and my hips.
I was almost euthanized because of my injuries, but that’s when I met my dad (who is the founder of Marley’s Mutts!). He fell in love with me right away, and he knew I still had so much life left in me. So, he rescued me and gave me the medical attention I needed.
At first, they planned to only amputate one of my front legs, but that didn’t go as planned. So, after surgery, I was left with only two back lefts. It took me a few months to recover, but now I’m happier than ever! I know I don’t look like other dogs, but I don’t let that hold me back.
I got my own custom wheelchair not long after my recovery. It was supposed to help me move around more, but as it turns out, I’m actually great at moving around on my own. I can easily hop around on my back legs to move.
I’m always so happy. In fact, my tail rarely stops wagging! It’s hard not to be cheerful and optimistic when your life was saved by such an awesome human. Now, I have the best family I could ask for! They take me on plenty of adventures and spend lots of time with me. They treat me just like any other dog, and it makes me feel so special.
I also love to bring joy to others. When people see me, they’re often confused by my looks, but once they get to know me, my personality and energy makes them so happy.
There are lots of dogs like me out there that had a rough start to life. Luckily, there are many kind rescues like Marley’s Mutts that can save these dogs. If you want to help more dogs like me, please donate to Marley’s Mutts!
If you have a rescue dog with a story to share, please visit the contact page to get their story featured on this blog! Let’s encourage more dog lovers to adopt!
Images from @MarleysMuttsDogRescue/Facebook
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