When a Nevada breeder delivered a pit bull puppy that was missing her front legs, they were at a loss for what to do.
They knew that they would do everything they could to help her, but with her congenital condition came needs that they weren’t entirely prepared to meet.
They were overwhelmed and were racking their brains trying to figure out what to do.
Keep reading to find out what happened to this special puppy next.
The Oddball of the Litter
They were trying their best, but they were worried their best may not be good enough.
While the puppy’s needs were different from those of other dogs, they knew she still was capable of living a fulfilled life.
They realized, however, that they might not be the ones to give that life to her.
So, they decided to reach out to local rescue organizations to help rehome her.
What happened next was nothing short of amazing.
The Big Move
The owners reached out to Dog Town Rescue of Reno, Nevada.
After learning about the poor girl’s condition, Dog Town Rescue happily opened their arms to her and brought her to their facility in the Reno area.
Dog Town Rescue had the resources and knowledge to give this puppy, now named Gidget, everything she needed.
Gidget had her first visit to the vet, where they confirmed that, while she was missing her front legs, she was otherwise in great health and was not experiencing any pain due to her missing limbs.
Because of this, Dog Town Rescue was able to put the sweet girl up for adoption very quickly.
Gidget was a special dog, and the rescue knew they’d need to find an equally special home for her.
She deserved that much at the very least, and they were going to do everything in their power to give it to her.
Love at First Sight
Not long after Gidget was put up for adoption, Cindy and Gilbert, a couple living in Reno, saw her photos online.
“We follow Dog Town Rescue on social media because our other dog, Lilu, is from them. In late 2018, I saw Gidget, and I was in love,” Cindy shared.
She had seen other two-legged dogs online before, but she couldn’t help but fall in love with Gidget.
While Cindy was ready to take the next step, Gilbert needed a little convincing.
“I’m a cat person, so Cindy’s two other dogs were already a lot for me to adjust to,” Gilbert shared.
However, Gilbert was willing to give things a try and agreed to a meet and greet with Gidget at the rescue.
Things weren’t set in stone yet, but Cindy had her fingers crossed.
Testing the Waters
Instead of adopting Gidget right away, the couple decided to have a weekend sleepover to test the waters.
“She came over to stay for a holiday weekend, and all the dogs got along. They had so much fun together,” Cindy shared.
The three dogs fit together like peas in a pod.
By the end of the first night, Cindy found them snuggled up together after being tuckered out from playing all day.
However, it wasn’t just the dogs who had warmed up to Gidget
A Change of Heart
It only took two nights for Gilbert to become completely smitten with Gidget.
“I turned into a doggy helicopter mom. I followed Gidget around everywhere, helping her up and down stairs. I was basically smitten with her immediately,” Gilbert shared.
It was settled; Gidget had to be a part of their family now.
They finalized the adoption papers, and Gidget was officially part of her forever family.
Gilbert and Cindy wasted no time in converting their home to meet Gidget’s needs.
“We built ramps, and we got her a cart and a harness,” the couple shared. “We try to have beds and carpets all over the place for her.”
Gidget, on the other hand, immediately adjusted to her knew home.
She had two new siblings, and perfect parents to go along with them.
Cindy and Gilbert knew that, even before they made all the adjustments for her, Gidget was so thankful to be a part of their family.
Living the Good Life
It has been nearly three years since Gidget became a permanent fixture in Cindy and Gilbert’s home.
So far, life has never been better for the two-legged pup.
“She is happy and wants to go out all the time,” Cindy shared. “We go out pretty much every day.”
When Gidget isn’t out on an adventure with her humans, she will often be seen hopping around in the living room or cuddling with her sister.
Cindy and Gilbert are so grateful for the opportunity to give Gidget the life she deserves.
Gidget, on the other hand, is a lesson in resilience, showing us that every dog, no matter their needs, can live a fulfilled life!
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