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5 Reasons Why this Double Amputee Dog Chihuahua Is So Happy

Ruth Dodge rescues dogs — lots of dogs (5!). Two of them are in Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchairs. Ruth sat down with Miss Southern Rhode Island Caitlin O’Neill to discuss life with the newest member of her fur family, Beau, who is a double amputee.

Rough Start

Ruth rescued Beau from an abusive situation through a rescue in Arizona. Through much medical consultation, it was determined that Beau needed to have both of his rear legs amputated. Ruth provided excellent post-surgical care and got him a Walkin’ Wheels cart, which gave him his mobility back again.


Beau doesn’t seem to know he has lost his rear legs. He’s on the go all the time, and his smile is absolutely infectious! Here are 5 reasons why this dog is so happy:

1. He found a forever home with a loving pet caretaker. Beau smiling

2. He has lots of dog siblings.

3. He’s got a set of wheels that fit well and allow him to fly.

4. He lives in the moment.

5. He doesn’t think about what he doesn’t have – he only acts on what he believes is possible!

We can all learn something from Beau. In fact, Ruth will be taking her double amputee powerhouse to schools soon to teach children about dogs with differences.

Thank You to Compassionate Pet Care Owners Everywhere!

 Beau & family

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