Animals just like humans can get born with disabilities, but that should never be a reason for us to love them less.
A dog from Canada received a lot of love despite his disability, he is having such a great life and his owners are training him to be a therapy dog.
Brodie is a German Shepherd and border Collie mix that found himself at a shelter while he was just a little puppy.
Sweet dog was only 13 days old when he experienced the most heartbreaking form of abuse.
He was attacked from his birth mother and that left him disfigured permanently.
The poor dog had a badly broken cranium and face, as well as partial blindness in one eye, and the first few weeks of his life were spent bravely healing.
When he got well enough he was taken to Old MacDonald Kennels in Albert, Canada, where he waited patiently to find his forever home.
The injuries left him with permanent facial disfigurement, but that didn’t make people refuse him, with his sweet personality he got adopted in no time.
Sadly this is not the end of his story.
After 5 months with his new family Brodie was back at the shelter since the family couldn’t keep up with his hyperactive type.
Fortunately the dog’s perfect owners were just around the corner.
Amanda Richter and her boyfriend Brad Ames instantly fell in love with him after they saw his photo that was shared by the shelter.
“I looked at his photos every day and even cried a few times. We felt drawn to him for some reason,” Amanda told Metro UK. “We met him, took him for a walk and hung out with him for a few hours and ended up bringing him home the same day because the rescue really felt we were a great fit.”
Brodie is more hyper than ever but the new owners love that about him, they also say he learns new tricks soon since he is a smart dog.
“He’s definitely hyper but he is so intelligent. His brain is perfectly fine and he learns tricks within 10 minutes usually which tells me he is a smart boy. ‘He just needed patience and someone to be consistent. He gets better every week.”
The owners have big plans for the pooch and they hope that through him they can change for the better the lives of people with disabilities.
“We hope to train him to be a therapy dog one day so he can help other people with disabilities. We also hope that we can raise awareness for other special needs dogs and show people that just because someone or something looks different, they can be perfectly imperfect in their own unique way.”
What an amazing story we are sure Brodie will help a lot of people on their tough journeys.