Walter

A dog with only two legs?

Walter has a front leg and a back leg, and that’s it. But don’t leave that door open, because he will race for it like a dog with six legs.

Walter is a smart guy who has obviously seen a lot in his one and a half years. He was once picked up as a stray in New Mexico, limping with a damaged leg. An amputation there brought him down to three. Then he found a home, but he must have escaped it because soon, he was back at a shelter with another wounded leg.

This time, Best Friends was contacted and we took the guy in. But there was no saving that leg, so now he’s down to two.

But this bundle of energy and fun (and sometimes delightful trouble) seems happy to be just the way he is. He’s enjoying life here at the Sanctuary and we’re enjoying having him.

So what’s next for Walter? Well, he’s got to finish healing from surgery. And we’d say he needs to adjust to life with so few legs, except Walter didn’t get that memo. He’s already adjusted. But we’ll be here for him if he needs any more help. And in the meantime, we hope he enjoys his stay at Dogtown while he looks for a family who wants a very zoomy dog who zips around on the same number of feet that they do.

WALTER'S PROGRESS JOURNAL
Walter finds a home. October 12, 2016

Walter wings his way to a new home in Maryland.

Walter is free to play all he wants. September 29, 2016

Footloose and fancy free Walter moves to Maggie's

Staples out: Walter is free to play! September 15, 2016

Walter’s surgical site has healed and he’s ready to get back to playing hard!

Walking with Walter September 9, 2016

A dog with two legs needs a little support from at least four other legs.

Walter waltzes through surgery. September 1, 2016

Amputation to remove a useless limb makes Walter a true biped.

Where there is a will, there is a Walter. August 25, 2016

Scruffy Walter takes on the world on two feet.