PALM BEACH, FL (January 1, 2022) – Weighing only 23 oz. 9-week-old Toby was born with Hydrocephalus, a condition that makes it difficult for him to stand or walk on his own. Born deformed, his owner was considering euthanasia until the Florida Yorkie Rescue stepped in to save him. Rescue President and Founder, Kit DeRoche says that “Every life is worth living, just because he has some challenges, they are never too big for Florida Yorkie Rescue.”
Walkin’ Pets, a NH-based pet mobility company, was touched by Toby’s story when it was shared on social media and wanted to grant Toby’s Christmas wish, to help Toby walk on his own. Jumping into action, the Walkin’ Pets team flew from New Hampshire to Florida with Toby’s first ever Walkin’ Wheels dog wheelchair to help him stand and walk on his own! Toby took to his new wheelchair quickly! Kit is excited for Toby’s future, “the wheelchair will help him to build up the strength in his front legs, I’m very optimistic and I think he is too!” Along with the gift of mobility, Toby had another Christmas wish come true, he has found his forever home with his mom Kit.
Kit DeRoche believes that special needs dogs like Toby can make a great addition to the family, “I would certainly encourage most people who want to give a little special needs dog a chance. You will never find a more grateful heart than in a dog than one that you’ve rescued.”
To help support the Florida Yorkie Rescue and Toby’s continued cared, please visit the Florida Yorkie Rescue website at http://www.floridayorkierescue.com/
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