Toy Dog is not the only dog to overcome birth defects to live a full life. Mick was born with "swimmer puppy syndrome," so he couldn't walk or even stand up. After weeks of therapy, Mick was able to not only stand, but actually run. Check out Mick's story.
When TurboRoo the Chihuahua was born without front legs, he was expected to be euthanized. Instead, vet technician Ashley Looper fell in love with his plucky personality, and fashioned a makeshift set of wheels out of toy parts to help him get around. TurboRoo and his wheels went viral on the Internet, attracting the attention of Mark Deadrick, an aerospace engineer who invented for TurboRoo a custom set of wheels made with a 3-D printer . This led to the creation of TurboRoo Designs, a company devoted to making small dog prosthetics.
Kiss is a boxer who was born with a neurological condition that makes his tongue hang out at all times. Kiss' condition actually saved his life. He was in a kill shelter, but his unique tongue made him stand out, and helped to get him adopted into a loving home.
Faith was born without forelegs, so she learned to walk on her hind legs.Faith went on to lead an incredible life. She earned the honorary military title of E5 sergeantfor her work with wounded military personnel, toured with Ozzy Osbourne, and even met Oprah before dying at the ripe old age of 12.
When Marnie was rescued, she smelled horribly, was thought to be blind and had a permanently tilted head due to a case of vestibular syndrome. Fortunately, she was adopted into a caring home, and has not only thrived, but has even become one of the most popular dogs on Instagram due to her unique look.
Duncan Lou Who, a boxer who lost his hind legs due to a severe deformity, has not let his disability stop him from getting around. As you can see in this viral video, he is living a very happy, active life.