Abandoned, Two-Legged Puppies To Become Service Dogs

Maverick and Moose weren’t given much of a shot when they were born. Abandoned along with their mother and a sibling just hours after they were born, they were lucky to be found and gotten to a rescue center.

“I got the call that someone had dumped a mother and three babies,” veterinarian Dr. Erin Shults told ABC News. “Two of them only had two legs. I wasn’t really sure then that the two-legged dogs would survive or have a good quality of life, but I was willing to give it a shot.”

Dr. Shults, a Frisco, Texas veterinarian, heads a non-profit animal welfare organization called Mazie’s Mission. After a local rescue coordinator brought her the puppies, she ended up adopting Maverick and Moose herself.

The dynamic duo is now being trained to work as therapy dogs, and Dr. Shults takes them to shelters and nursing homes.

Dr. Shults hopes that the puppies’ disability will inspire others.

“I’m trying to get them to be therapy dogs for amputees,” she said. “They’d be able to teach people. They have no idea they’re different from other dogs. Nothing gets them down.”

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