Have you see this dog? Do you know what he’s been through to get where he is today? If not, you should.
Do not feel sorry for Gravity - he doesn’t need it - with the exception of 1-2 needs he has, he’s the same as any other dog and he has zero clue he’s even the slightest bit different.
Gravity can do everything most dogs do - he can run with his friends (See video), he can play with all his doggies friends, he can go to daycare if you need it. HE CAN DO ALMOST ANYTHING! Bet he even runs faster than some other dogs.
Gravity will be 2 years old in June - this angel of a boy who almost didn’t make it past 6 weeks of life- doesn’t that speak to his resilience and his amazing personality - do you think you could use that in your life???
Now his history!!
Gravity came to us at 6 weeks of age when he was found by a Memphis family who saw him in a field dragging his little body along. Even at 6 weeks, he didn’t give up. This wonderful family took him and contacted a local group there, All 4’s Rescue League, true angels for the Memphis dogs. We of course wanted in on this little guy so we offered to take him into Paws New England and get him the veterinary care he needed.
The orthopedic surgeon discovered that this teeny boy had a fractured spine and some lacerations to his actual spinal cord. He put him back together with external and internal fixations and the rehab began. He was with an amazing foster mom In Memphis, Denise, who watched every move he made while recovering - once PT was able to start it started with gusto and he took right to it. Rehab included acupuncture, laser therapy and lots of hard work on his part.
Off to New England he came and his second foster mom, Lindsay, started him right in therapy again and this guy worked so hard as did she. Boston Animal Hospital saw him twice a week for the past year and it shows. We have sooooooo many photos we can share with you. You can of course speak to his caregivers at BAH to get updates if you’d like- go with him to a visit to see what it’s all about. In short, if you want this boy in your life (and you should), we will offer you as much information as you can take in.
There’s nothing to hide here - he is what he is - an adorable boy - who, by the way, will let you dress him up in ridiculous outfits….
He is wearing ankle braces when he’s out and about socializing - keeps his ankles in good shape!!
Now the one the thing that makes him different - he cannot go to the bathroom on his own - he has no sensation in his bladder or anus and therefore he has to be “expressed” several times a day. He literally stands there and lets it be done with zero issues. He wears a belly band in case he drips a bit. But look at it this way, he won’t lift his leg and pee in your house!!! (Right - am I wrong??)
Expressing a dog is not hard and once you get it down, it seriously takes just minutes (if that). You’re done and he’s back to being like every dog. Please don’t let this stop you.
This guy is what rescue is all about - it’s what rescue was invested for - dogs like this who never gave up - so don’t disappoint him.
Breed: Crossbreed Shepherd
Age: 2 years
Weight: 60 lbs
Vaccinations: Up to date
Heartworm: on recent testing: Negative
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: He loves everyone
Good with Dogs: Yes - must have a playful fun dog in his home (preferably one that likes to dress up as well)
Good with Cats: Unknown
Location of dog currently: New England
IMPORTANT INFORMATION -
Paws New England is a foster-based rescue - our dogs reside in various locations throughout the south and New England.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your newly adopted dog will help others in need.