Wow! You just have to watch this video. Dr Riggs wanted to share a really positive story for Orthopedic Month at Embrace and this one tops them all. You'll have a smile and a tear after reading and watching.
Dr. Rex Riggs is the owner of Best Friends Veterinary Hospital in Powell, Ohio. He is a veterinarian, and an Advisory Board member of Embrace Pet Insurance.
We tend to live in a hurried, instant gratification world anymore. We want the brand new shiny “whatever”, whether it be a car, a house, some jewelry or……whatever. If given the choice of working to get something or just be given that something, guess what; most of us will pick the easy way.
I am in my middle age years now (ouch that hurt saying that!), and I tend to notice such things. It also goes for our pets. There are literally millions of free pets looking for homes in the United States’ rescue shelters and foster homes. Great animals of all pedigrees and ages. It is estimated 3 million of these potential companions are put to sleep each year, simply because no one wants them.
Some have special needs and do need more TLC. It does take time and work to rehabilitate these animals. But you know what…. it is worth it.
The following video exemplifies how love, time and dedication can make a difference and bring joy and life back to an animal and bring fullfillness and happiness to a new owner. This is the story of Pixie Stardust, a little Chihuahua/Yorkie mix, which was given up to Noah’s Bark Pet Rescue in Los Angeles, because she could not walk. She was a pitiful sight. A small, scrawny puppy with deformed legs that could not even support her feather-like weight.
Enter Carolyn Paxton, owner of Chi WOW WOW, a hip clothing line for small dogs. Carolyn is an avid animal lover with a soft spot for Chihuahuas. Pixie's video shows just what love, persistence and a little technology can make in our lives.
I hope this makes us all think of helping these sheltered animals with a home. Their only crime was being born without an owner.
October is Orthopedic Month at Embrace Pet Insurance
Claim Example: Old English Bulldogge with multiple medical conditions
Guest Post: Pixie the Chihuahua Mix - a remarkable story of love and dedication
The Lowdown on Dog and Cat Orthopedics
Guest Post: Rupture of the Cranial Cruciate Ligament
Other posts by Dr Riggs
Dr. Rex Riggs grew up in Wadsworth, Ohio, near Akron. Dr Riggs is co-owner of Best Friends Veterinary Hospital in Powell, Ohio. He is also on the board of the North Central Region of Canine Companions of Independence, a board member of The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine Alumni Society and Small Animal Practitioner Advancement Board at The Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Riggs lives in Lewis Center, OH with his wife Nancy, their dogs Maggie, and two cats Franklin and Speeder. Outside of work, Dr. Riggs is an avid golfer and enjoys travel and photography.