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About two months ago, my husband and I were at our gym and they were holding an adoption clinic for a Pitbull rescue organization named Out of The Pits. Not many of the foster families were there yet with the dogs except one. He was post op only a month and out of his other cast for two weeks and his Foster Mother brought him for some socialization. My husband came up to me and told me I needed to go see this 6month old puppy with 3 legs in the hallway! Cute as could be and so gentle. That was the day we met and adopted Turbo.

Due to his short time post op, they wanted to wait until his first PT visit and make sure he was cleared medically to leave the organization and be adopted. Almost a month after our first encounter we got him the week before Chad and I's wedding reception that we included now all 3 of our dogs. 

Turbo hasn't had it easy. He was born to abusive and neglectful owners and was left unattended at 4 months which got him hit by a car. That resulted with 2 broken hind legs and some spinal damage. He was left in a yard, no food or water, for an estimated 1-2 weeks. He was finally brought in weighing less than 12lbs and left at the vet. They had to amputate his leg die to the severity of the compound fracture and cast the other. All he has even known was pain in his short life thus far. 

Fast forward a month in our home. Turbo has kicked the apprehension of strangers, he is the happiest tail wagging dog I have ever seen and he loves short walks and treats and is the cuddliest puppy! He has become my shadow and doesn't let me out of his sight. He's my baby. We do a lot of PT at home as well as visits to the office for water/swimming therapy and my husband and I are learning a whole new way of life when owning an amputee. I wanted to join this community because caring for an amputee comes with lots of questions and concerns. All I want is to do right by this animal and give him the best life possible. 

Thank you for reading ❤️

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4 September 2017 - 11:35 am
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Thanks for sharing Turbo's story!  Did you see Dr. Pam answered your question in the Ask A Vet Forum?

People are so awful sometimes, why do they get a dog if they are going to treat them like garbage?  Grrrrrrr!

My current rear amp Tripawd was off leash at 7 months old with her first family, she got in the street and was hit by a car.  The family couldn't or wouldn't deal with her injuries so they turned her over to a rescue. Her only major injury was a shattered back leg which was amputated.  I adopted her at 10 months, she is now 2 years and a month past her amputation.

It's great that Turbo is over his apprehension around strangers, that is something that Elly still struggles with although we have made a lot of progress.  And his PT sounds awesome!  That is a great way to get him strong and learn how to keep him strong.

Karen and the Spirit Pug Girls

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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Welcome to the family Turbo!!!   You certainly won the Puppy Lottery when you picked these humans to be your furever Soulmates!!! 🙂  Even though you had a rough start, I KNOW you feel like it was all worth it to get to this incredible home where you are soooo loved and soooo adored!! 🙂  

And you've already been in a wedding!!!  Soooo sweeeet!! 🙂

Cannot wait to see pictures of your adorable self!  HINT!!

Hugs to all!

Sally and Alumni Happy Hannah and Merry Myrtle and Frankie too!

Happy Hannah had a glorious additional bonus time of over one yr & two months after amp for osteo! She made me laugh everyday! Joined April's Angels after send off meal of steak, ice cream, M&Ms & deer poop!

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