After an eventful journey from Texas to New York City, the rescue dog is searching for the perfect forever family. Her journey began just outside of Dallas, where Heart and Bones, a foster organization based in Texas and New York City, adopted the dog after she surrendered to Stone Creek Vet.
They found that she couldn’t use her front legs because they were deformed, they were quite short. She has paws, but she cannot use them in the same way that a dog’s front paws can. The reason for her being like that was probably careless breeding techniques, and her legs were definitely some form of genetic deformity she was born with.
While Thumbelina’s former owner is no longer able to care for the dog, Heart and Bones is convinced that someone out there is yearning for a companion like this “wonderful” special needs dog. Thumbelina is about a year old. Unfortunately, a trip to the vet showed that Thumbelina’s self-taught walking style could lead to serious health problems in the future.
It has been walking around for a year on its hind legs and crawling on its front legs, and it has become quite adept at this. She will sit like a meerkat on her hind legs. However, fellow vets are concerned that wear and tear on her forearms could lead to problems because she doesn’t walk on paws. It also caused her to fall at an odd angle, putting a lot of stress on her front body, which they were concerned could lead to spinal problems for her in the long run.” Animal rescue continues.”
After Thumbelina was adopted by Hearts and Bones, the rescue team gathered the money needed to buy the dog her own bright pink wheelchair to safely support her as she used the two. hind legs to walk. Thumbelina moved into a house in Dallas
to attend training on how to walk in a wheelchair.
Thumbelina quickly mastered her new wheel, befriending many nearby pets in the process. Hearts and Bones brought Thumbelina from Texas where there are many shelters, after the founder of the rescue made sure Thumbelina could travel the world in her wheelchair.
Thumbelina went to live with Megan Penney, a pet owner who said Thumbelina was her 200th adopted dog. Penney is currently taking care of the dog and has nothing but positive things to say about the puppy, which has further progressed in maneuvering his wheelchair and getting along with other dogs, including Penney’s son.
Thumbelina visited New York beaches, parks and streets, seducing everyone she met. Now she is looking forward to meeting her permanent family. Penney believes that taking care of Thumbelina is like taking care of a fully grown dog with two front legs.
Thumbelina just visited NYC’s Clean Dog Grooming Salon to get ready for her new home. A pet care company paid for her spa day as well as pet supplies.
Thumbelina is now fully ready to begin the next chapter of her life with her long-term family. If you think Thumbelina is the hedgehog princess you’ve been looking for, you can apply to adopt her through the Hearts and Bones website.
The organization hopes that anyone who is unable to adopt an animal at this time may consider adopting one. Even fostering for two to three weeks can practically save a dog’s life.