This Disabled Pup Only Weighted 1 Pound, But Then Met Someone Special Who Changed His Life

Baby Felix was a little puppy who was surrendered to a shelter by his owner. Knowing that he needed more personalized care, the staff contacted Jamie’s Animal Rescue for some help.

Jamie immediately arranged for Felix’s transport to her rescue, based in Texas, and when she finally met him, she was shocked!

Tiny Pup

Disabled Pup is lying on a gray mat and looking at the camera
Source: Jamie’s Animal Rescue

When Felix arrived at the Texas rescue, Jamie couldn’t believe how small he was, weighing only 1 lb.

Apart from his small appearance, Felix also suffered from severe mange – a skin disease caused by microscopic mites, as well as a belly full of intestinal worms.

portrait of Disabled Pup wrapped in a pink blanket
Source: Jamie’s Animal Rescue

Felix also had deformities in his legs, which were caused by serious malnutrition. In order for him to be able to walk properly, Jamie would have to work very hard.

However, with the right nutrition, supplements, and some good physical therapy, this little pup would be feeling brand new!

a puppy with big black eyes on a man's lap
Source: Jamie’s Animal Rescue

Road To Recovery

First and foremost, Jamie gave Felix some yummy food, so he could regain his strength. She also spent a lot of time with him, encouraging him and reminding him that he was in the right place.

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After spending just a couple days at his new home, Felix already started feeling better!

a puppy in the garden with a tennis ball in its mouth
Source: Jamie’s Animal Rescue

Felix had regular checkups at the vet, making sure he was on the right track in his recovery journey.

Jamie was afraid of heart murmurs since it is a very common thing in Felix’s condition, but luckily, he was in the clear.

a disabled puppy lies on a red blanket on the grass
Source: Jamie’s Animal Rescue

Jamie also encouraged him to do as much walking in the morning as he could since his legs were well-rested and able to carry his weight.

Since consistency is key, Jamie worked with Felix every single day, strengthening his muscles and nurturing him back to health.

In just 15 days with Jamie’s care, Felix was able to have fun playdates with his other four-legged friends.

disabled puppy with dog and cat on tiles
Source: Jamie’s Animal Rescue

In no time, Felix recovered completely and grew big and strong, ready for adoption!

Being so adorable and resilient, Felix was able to find a loving forever home that not only had loving hoomans, but also three adorable pups who love spending time and playing with Felix.

disabled puppy with fangs lying on a large pillow
Source: Jamie’s Animal Rescue

Final Word

This adorable story reminded us that dogs with certain disabilities shouldn’t be given up on so easily.

Even though they do require some additional care and attention, they are able to overcome their disabilities and be just as adorable as any other dog.So, please do not be prejudiced towards these sweet pups since they, too, deserve a chance at happiness.

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