Abused Great Pyrenees ready for forever home

posted March 20th, 2016 by
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Link came to the Great Pyrenees Rescue of Oklahoma as an owner surrender last May. Abused and neglected, nobody is quite sure what he experienced in his early life or how he was injured.

A lower back injury caused a partial paralysis, his left rear leg was broken in two places and his right rear leg was mangled. Surgery repaired the left leg, the right leg was amputated.

To say both Link, who will be a year old this month, and his rescuers are determined is an understatement. After weekly therapy and receiving a new set of wheels to get around, Link is finally link new wheels 2ready to find his forever family.

Link is a typical happy go lucky adolescent pup that loves to play with other dogs, loves toys, enjoys playing outdoors and lounging in the yard,” said Deanne McNabb, Link’s foster and president of GPRO via email. “It’s hard to go out to the front yard without gathering a crowd for neighbor kids and even parents. His doctors and therapist routinely remark of his sweet temperament and trust of people through everything he’s been through.”

Deanne describes him as a character, always looking to play and wrestle.

“Given his limited mobility he has come up with his own games, one his favorites is fetch, but you’re doing the fetching,” she said.

Some of the special needs a potential adopting family will need to consider are a living space with no or few stairs and rugs on slick surfaces, extra supplies such as an orthopedic dog bed, potty pads and diapers. He will be sent to his forever home with all of his current supplies including his new wheelchair which adjusts in height and width to two additional sizes.

He will also need an adopter who is physically able to support him standing and walking with his rear harness and helping him in and out of his wheelchair.

Link is currently being fostered in the Tulsa area. His adoption application can be downloaded from at www.wix.com/gprofok/gpr or from the group’s Facebook page Great Pyrenees Rescue of Oklahoma. You can watch a video about him here.

Meet and greet visits are welcomed at the foster home once the application is approved. Link’s Tulsa therapy vet is happy to provide a consultation visit to go over his exercises, the proper ways to physically assist him, wheelchair use and more.

To learn more or donate to GPRO, visit http://gprofok.wix.com/.

– Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

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