Perro con discapacidad disfruta de acampar y caminar gracias a la entrega de sus dueños

Josh, de 2 años, padece de Hipoplasia cerebelosa, una condición que no le permite caminar normalmente como los otros perros, pero su amo lo hizo posible para él.

Si los perritos son incondicionales, ¿Por qué no devolverles el gesto?, Josh, un Goldendoodle discapacitado, ha gozado de la bondad humana cuando se topó con su familia.

El perrito de 2 años no puede moverse con normalidad, lo que hacía imposible caminar, pero cuando Kim Elliott y Andrew Hangartner lo encontraron en un refugio de mascotas en Arizona, no pudieron dejarlo ahí.

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Swipe 🔙 to see Greg!🐾❤️ —————————- I just left Greg’s foster home. Before I pulled out of the driveway, I sat in my car and sobbed as I uploaded videos from our visit to my IG story. I love Greg. I love them all, really. Every dog I save feels like mine at some point during our time together. Today was that day for Greg and I. A special needs, senior pit bull with a birth defect. Totally my dream dog. Today he threw himself on his back in the grass and whimpered until I rubbed his belly. His tail never stopped wagging during our visit. His yellow eyes danced and stared deep into my soul. He is legally mine you know, that’s how it works. While he may be living in a wonderful foster home, he is legally in my care. I provide for him: food, vet care, everything. If he were to run away, and get hit by a car, it’s me that’s up all night in the waiting room of the ER and my credit card that is laid down for his critical care. I’m constantly networking his story and stats in hopes of finding his perfect forever home. I screen the families. I evaluate their environment and decide if it fits Greg’s needs. I determine his future after us humans failed him the first time around. I am his second chance and so, I must choose wisely. We didn’t know each other four weeks ago, but for now, I’m his caregiver along with the help of some special people. Rescue is crazy and it’s literally the emotional equivalent of riding a roller coaster. This morning on my way out the door for work, I lost my patience. I tripped over two dogs and yelled at my mom about how full and crazy my house is right now with 3 adults, 7 dogs and contractors coming and going due to a bathroom remodel. But now, as I pull away from Greg’s foster home, I cant help but feel silly for my outburst about the 7 dogs in my house. Their barks seems less loud. Their shedding seems less taxing. Their big bodies lain all over the floor, blocking my way as I rush on by, are far less irritating. And so the coaster car slides past its last big turn. The knots in my stomach release and peace is restored. This is the life of dog rescue and it’s a choice. Because dogs. Because Josh. #dogrescue #rescuedogs #dogs #belikejosh

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Kim y Andrew no solo le dieron a Josh la oportunidad de caminar con una silla de ruedas canina, también lo sumergieron a un mundo de aventuras y viajes por el país.

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I get really uncomfortable when people tell me that I’m “a wonderful human being” and I hear that feedback a lot on this platform. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate the sentiment and I think most people are just expressing how glad they are that Josh landed with a family that celebrates him and takes exceptional care of him. But honestly, that statement makes me feel like I have a lot to live up to. I like to think that I’m just the average human being, made up of equal amounts of good stuff and some less than desirable traits. I love animals and people and I’d love to make a positive impact on both during my lifetime, but that doesn’t make me virtuous by any means. I have a love affair with bad words and I tend to live by the motto “it’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is permission” and with that comes an inherent belief that not only are rules meant to be broken, but most don’t apply to me at all. I have a quick temper and a cutting tongue. I don’t vote and if I could get away with it, I would never pay my taxes. If you saw my rap sheet, it might knock you on your ass. I have a laundry list of mistakes in my past and plenty more waiting for me up ahead. That is one thing that I am sure of, so please don’t put me on a social media pedestal. I bring my naked, vulnerable self here to instagram everyday and share my thoughts on how one special dog has fueled my self growth. I don’t have this account to paint a perfect picture of a dream life or to advance myself in this world. I’m just here to tell a story of rescue. I’m not an influencer. Unless you feel influenced to adopt, foster, volunteer or just be a kinder and more open minded, loving individual in which case I will gladly applaud this endeavor and feel honored that I inspired you to do so. But please remember, I’m a flawed individual. I’m not angelic or innocent and I really like to color outside the lines and let me tell you, these crayons are well worn. . . #becausejosh #dogs #rescuedogs #specialneedsdogs #speciallyabledpets #handicapablepets #goldendoodle #instagramdogs #specialneeds #liveauthentically #giveback #doglovers #joshthedoodle #inspire #perseverance #dogspo

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"Tenía toneladas de experiencia en acogimiento, pero ninguna con necesidades especiales, así que sabía que Josh sería un nuevo desafío", dijo Kim, de 35 años.

Y es que el perrito ama acampar, por lo que generalmente lo llevan a sus playas o montañas preferidas para que se divierta y llene de contenido su página de Instagram. Si, Josh tiene su propia cuenta de Instagram.

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Bringing Josh to the beach means lots of exposure that we normally don’t get at home. When we hang out on the boardwalk, people stand in lines with cell phones out, videoing the tiny lion as he runs and bobbles up and down the beach. They always want to know his story and it’s a great opportunity for us to educate them about special needs pets and their ability to thrive. People are smitten with him almost instantly and they smile in amazement. They are inspired by his perseverance. They want to pet him, take their picture with him and run their fingers through his hair. They ask questions, they celebrate him, they cheer him on. The love and welcoming is really something special. In fact, we have made so many wonderful acquaintances just by walking down the beach with josh in his wagon. The people we meet feel Inspired and educated. But josh, how does he feel? I think he feels the love and positivity but he doesn’t understand why. He doesn’t understand that he’s different than the rest. He just feels the good vibes surrounding him. I got to thinking about our special needs human counterparts today and how the world would be such a wonderful place if we greeted them with the same love and positivity we greet Josh. What if we offered high fives and fist bumps? What if we walked up to our non-verbal, fellow humans, stared them directly in the eye and smiled? A smile goes a long way you know. So when we talk about ‘because josh’ moments and the Be Like Josh movement, think about that parallel and maybe help a fellow human to feel included, loved and celebrated. I originally started out wanting to advocate for the dogs that need saving but I’ve come to find that by changing people, we can help the dogs. Without people showing love and compassion to one another, we can’t show compassion to animals. Without people letting go of prejudice against one another, we can’t let go of the prejudice we show animals. So if you really want to be like josh, love people first and the rest will fall into place. I promise, because Josh. #belikejosh #becausejosh #dogs #love #specialneedsdog #speciallyabledpets #handicapable #kindness #inclusion #acceptance #goldendoodle #rescuedog

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"Él va de campamento, caminatas, a la playa, en viajes por carretera, lagos, la nieve ... ¡Lo que sea, lo ha experimentado!", aseguró la entrenadora personal.

Pero hacerse cargo de un animal con necesidades especiales, aunque gratificante, no es tarea sencilla, pues es fundamental mantenerlo activo con diversas actividades para que este sea capaz de lograr una buena calidad de vida.

"Tener una mascota con discapacidad puede ser difícil por muchas razones: diría que nuestros principales desafíos son proporcionarle un enriquecimiento constante: ejercicio y estimulación para mantenerlo en movimiento y mantenerse fuerte", agregó Kim.

Sin embargo, los tres viven una experiencia de vida tan satisfactoria, que parecen hechos los unos para los otros, razón por la cual la pareja no cambiaría por nada tener a Josh en sus vidas.


"Lo más importante que Josh me ha enseñado es estar agradecida por todo lo que tengo y celebrar mi vida a pesar de los desafíos que enfrento. No lo cambiaríamos por nada del mundo", concluyó la orgullosa ama.

La historia de este peludo nos recuerda a Lunita, una perrita que conmovió a todos cuando fue abandonada atada a su silla de ruedas. Pero la organización de rescate "LUBA Salta" la ayudó logrando un cambio sorprendente.

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