Man's cross country journey to adopt dog missing two feet

One man’s cross-country journey to adopt dog missing two feet

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An Oregon man fell in love with a young dog who is missing his two hind feet. Recenty, Jim Havlinek embarked on a lengthy journey from Salem, Oregon to Pennsylvania to adopt the Chow mix, named “Nubz.”

Nubz lost his feet in a tragic manner…the pup was born to a dog kept at a Missouri puppy mill and due to the stressful conditions which the dogs were forced to exist in, his mother chewed off the puppy’s feet.  Laura Magruder, veterinarian at Evergreen Veterinary Hospital, explained to KGW:

“Puppy mills typically have a lot of caged animals. They don’t have a lot of access to moving around. We don’t know if it was the extra stress of the puppy mill or maybe she just wasn’t ready to be a mom, but she ended up taking it out on her puppies unfortunately.”

The loss of paws never hindered Nubz spirit or his zest for life. Havlinek watched Nubz from afar through Facebook posts and videos, and he could see that the pup was just like any other dog. He stated, “he’s just got such a great personality,” adding, “He doesn’t feel like he’s any different from any other dog.”

Nubz made the trek back to Oregon and now enjoys an amazing life with Havlinek’s other two “very spoiled” dogs.

Enjoy the video documenting this sweet story below:

Guy Drives Across The Country To Adopt A VERY Special Dog

Nubz was born in a puppy mill, and he lost two of his feet there. But he’s worked SO hard to get better, and now he’s ready to start a whole new life! Today on Comeback Kids: Animal Edition, his foster mom is introducing him to his new dad, who saw a video of him and decided to drive ALL the way across the country to pick him up and take him home.

Posted by Comeback Kids: Animal Edition on Friday, September 29, 2017

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8 replies
  1. Barbara Garabedian says:

    God bless this man he is going to adopt this precious dog without his back legs so sweet & kind not many people do this hope both have a happy life together bg

  2. Jacqueline Kenny says:

    America close puppy mills they people who own them are abusive. The don’t care about the dogs it’s all about the $$$$

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    Jim Havlinek is Nubz’s angel here on earth. I wish them a long happy life together. Thank you for showing us there are still good people among us.

  4. Nancy Raymond says:

    Mr. Jim Havlinek – YOU are an amazing wonderful man – your kindness and compassion for Nubz saved his life and he will now be part of your family – your dedication to travel cross country is so heartwarming – we need more like you – I am overwhelmed by your love for Nubz. Your heart is definitely in the right place.

  5. pennysdachshunds says:

    THIS STORY should be Shown on a TELEVISION SPECIAL::: It needs to get to more People in our Country. I would say that our School System REALLY needs to take a serious look at presenting something such as this inspiring story of an ANMIAL AND HUMAN to the whole student body … God only knows our youth need education and being taught compassion, and to care for other’s something they don’t learn at home….


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