We shall never know the circumsta
ncesof the auto accident that left trooper paralyzed and confined to a doggie wheelchair.
As a special needs dog, his future looked bleak at the Mid-West shelter he was living at, hence their plea: "We can't find him a home. Please will you take him?" So began Trooper's journey.
He came to New Hampshire in July, quickly endearing himself to staff and volunteers.
Trooper epitomizes the 'dogs live in the moment' theory. X-rays revealed a horrifically damaged spine - tough to look at frankly, but Trooper ambulated with his special wheels and just kept putting one paw in front of the other, all the while smiling broadly.
Our veterinarian assured us he had no feeling below the fracture point and was not in any pain or discomfort. He did need a special management at our shelter however, but watching him trundle about in the lush green grass of our exercise pen, was a sight to behold.
He showcased his story and in record time a local family stepped forward to adopt him. The husband is a law enforcement official with a Police dog as a partner. Trooper met the off duty dog-cop and made another friend. The wife is a nurse, well able to handle the medical needs of this wonderful dog. We were honored and humbled by the kindness of this local couple who opened their hearts and home to such a special dog.