Cerebellar Hypoplasia Dog Celebrates with Every Wobbly Step

      Nov 1, 2021 6:45:00 AM

      Cerebellar Hypoplasia Dog Celebrates with Every Wobbly Step

      The 2021 Walkin' Pet Calendar Contest November winner is Hannah! Hannah lives in Lincoln, Nebraska with her fur parents! We asked all of our calendar contest winners to answer some questions about their FURbabys and why they decided to adopt and help disabled animals, here are Hannah's mom’s answers!

      Tell Us About Hannah!

      HannahHannah is pure infectious joy to be around. She can take a bit to warm up to new people, but once she does her goofy, stubborn, fun-loving personality lights up the room. 

      Hannah can always be seen with a big smile on her face. She loves her two moms, her fur-brother Coda, squeaky KONG tennis balls, ALL FOOD, wearing bandanas, wagon rides, adventures outside in nice weather, and making sure you never leave a room in the house without her being able to see you!

       

      How have your dog's wheels helped theirHannah snow life?

      Wheels are crucial for Hannah in terms of productive mobility while outside to play and run. Due to her neurological condition, she is limited in many environments to move independently for safety reasons, so the wheels allow her more independence to do so.

      Plus, it's great exercise for her as we continue to work on improving her leg strength and mobility. She also goes to hydrotherapy weekly. 

      What have you learned, living with a special needs pet?

      This is a very sad reality that we are hoping to help change by sharing Hannah and her journey to the social media world! Hannah spent the first 3 years of her life in a shelter, rescue, and foster care due to her special needs without a FURever home. Caring for a special needs pet CAN be more work, but the rewards of it are endless. These pets have so much love to offer and you form the unbreakable bond helping care for them in a unique way based on what they need from you to thrive. They DESERVE the chance at life with amazing families like any other pet.

      Hannah has taught us SO MUCH and still does daily. She requires "extra" work (then a typically-abled dog) but continues to AMAZE us by showing what she is capable of overcoming despite her neurological condition. She smiles every day and does not let what she "can't" do prevent her from doing what she WANTS to do. She FINDS A WAY. Her way often looks different and takes longer, but she does not let that get in her way. Hannah is a lesson on resilience and overcoming barriers every single day and with literally every single movement she makes. 

      Follow Hannah on Instagram: @WobblyHannahtotheRescue

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