Justice may have had a rough start to her life, but her mom says she is living her best life ever as a double amputee certified therapy dog! Justice was found as a baby abandoned in the middle of the street. She was given a second chance when she was saved by Ziggy’s Legacy Rescue in Brooksville, FL. She had suffered unimaginable abuse that had left her legs badly wounded, and infection had set in. Paralyzed from the waist back, her vertebrae were fused together, and she was left incontinent.
Her road to recovery was a lengthy one. After receiving a year of care that included vet visits, physical therapy, laser therapy and chiropractic care the decision was made to amputate her back legs and tail. Justice is now on the mend, and able to move on her own again thanks to her Walkin’ Wheels wheelchair.
Justice is a Happy, Energetic, Inspiration to Everyone that meets her. She is a Certified Therapy Dog who Loves her Job to the Fullest! Kids are Justice's favorite type of person (although she loves everyone). Our focus for this year is to teach everyone that her disability doesn't slow her down. She may have to do things differently, or work a little harder, but she can do everything that a "normal" dog can do. We love teaching and demonstrating that special needs dogs (and people) are Different not Less. Justice has graduated Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Off Leash Dog Training. She has her Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Community Canine (CGCA), and Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU) titles.
Her Can-Do Attitude
Honestly, caring for a Special Needs Pet isn't much harder than other pets. While it may be overwhelming in the beginning, once you develop your own system and schedule, it really isn't much harder. There are a lot of support groups out there to help you find your way. People are very willing to share their ideas to help keep special pets in their homes and into new homes. “Although she may have to do things differently, or work a little harder," Justice’s mom says she can do everything that a “normal” dog can do. I have learned that most of these special needs pets are just like regular animals despite their disability.