Abandoned Dog Becomes Inspiration To Others

DobieDobie, 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.

Source: WCCO

6 Responses to “Abandoned Dog Becomes Inspiration To Others”

  1. shibadiva says:

    Bless Duane Hodges, the wonderful man who paid for Dobie’s recovery.

    Duane Hodges works near the St. Louis Park, Minn. parking garage where Dobie was found injured. He believes the intent was to end the dog’s life, and he is angry about it.

    A vet said Dobie would have to be put to sleep, because the needed treatment would be too costly for a stray. Hodges went to visit the puppy at a clinic.

    “And the puppy just ran to me, and that kind of broke my heart,” he said.

    The cost for Dobie’s needed surgery and underwater treadmill therapy after the surgery was more than $5,000. Hodges said he didn’t even think twice about the cost.

    “Ya know, the cost, I didn’t think about it,” Hodges said. “I just knew the dog needed help and I didn’t care. I’m a dog lover and therefore my heart went to the dog.”


  2. catmom5 says:

    Bless this wonderful man. Look at all the good he has done for Dobie and all the people Dobie helps. Truly a “pay it forward” if I ever saw one. Those “people” who tossed this precious dog away should be ashamed of themselves.

  3. kaefamily says:

    I am a firm believer in karma, catmom5. Those heartless ones will pay, if not have been paying already, for the cruelty they inflicted upon Dobie, throughout their lives. Life has its own rewards and punishment.

  4. Nora and Rufus says:

    Dobie’s face is so serene and almost angelic. He has a purpose. What a gentle and beautiful creature. God Bless the man who loves him and damm to Hell the devil(s) who wanted him dead.

  5. ann a says:

    i hate people who treat animals bad

  6. Linda says:

    I wish you both all the love and and our families love god bless you for loving this beautiful creature

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