Dobie, a Labrador retriever, uses his struggles in life to help inspire others.
This Labrador retriever was found abandoned when he was a puppy. Someone threw him from a parking ramp to the ground below.
Dobie had to go through hip surgery and underwater treadmill therapy to recover. He was also adopted into a loving home.
His owner said, “There are no hip joints there so when you see him go down the hall there’s not hips but he does really well.”
Dobie uses his disability to help people with severe disabilities. This therapy dog has been visiting Phoenix Alternatives every week for the past three months.
He brings a smile to those that can’t speak, walk or use their hands. One man, who can’t speak, uses a device to speak and play with Dobie. A recording goes off that says, “Dobie, sit, good dog.”
“There were a lot of people that really gave a lot of encouragement, a lot of help in getting him here and it’s just a way to thank them is to let him help someone else. That’s what he loves doing,” said his owner.