Carole doesn’t look at the dogs’ special needs with pity. Rather, she enjoys uses her training as a retired nurse to assist the small dogs that she opens her heart to again and again. Carole says, “They’re like little children. You love and protect them.”
Carole and her family have adopted Dachshunds with all sorts of challenges, from bad vision, deafness, serious mobility issues, heart murmurs, and more. Her three Dachshunds in the Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchairs require some extra attention, which Carole is happy to provide for them. “I’m a big advocate of these Walkin’ Wheels,” she says. “If the dog is injured and gets acupuncture and laser therapy in time, they can often walk again, because you take the pressure off the legs.”
There is a financial cost to caretaking for this large canine family, averaging about $1,000 a month for all the required veterinary care, but Carole doesn’t let anything compromise providing for each dog as a cherished family member. “We love every one of them,” says Carole.
For more of this story, including photos, go to the HandicappedPets.com blog: Dachshund Wheelchairs Help These Rescues
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