Special needs puppy at shelter

Special needs puppy at animal shelter

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A special needs puppy, born with shorter than normal limbs, was taken in at an animal shelter in Alberta, Canada. The puppy, named “Chipmunk,” aka “Nubbins,” needed to be adopted by someone who was equipped to handle his special needs.

On December 7, the Edmonton Humane Society reached to Facebook followers to find a special adopter for the adorable puppy, who was born in the shelter:

Chipmunk was born in the shelter after his Mom was brought in as part of the Northern Alberta Rescue Mission we did this past September. When he was born, we noticed his front paws were not fully developed. This has not slowed him down though! He has learned to walk with shorter than average front legs, and was always ready to play with his six other litter mates.


The shelter added:

He will, however, require some special care in his forever home because of this medical condition. He may need orthotics once fully mature, and adopters must be prepared for future veterinary costs.
If your family is ready to look after Chipmunk and his unique needs, please come down to the shelter to meet him!


It didn’t take long to find Chipmunk a safe place to go – shortly after the Facebook post, the shelter alerted followers that Chipmunk had a new home:

Adopter Found!

We are so happy to report that Chipmunk, now named Nubbins (which he was lovingly nicknamed during his stay at the shelter) has already been adopted.

Chipmunk and his litter mates won over the hearts of many staff while he was with us, and we are delighted to see him go to his forever home with one of our amazing EHS volunteers.

Other dogs are still waiting for their own happy “tail.” Click here to see other homeless dogs at the shelter.

(Photos via Edmonton Humane Society/Facebook)

Find Edmonton Humane Society on Facebook here.

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