Mylo came to us right after Christmas – a scared little puppy that clearly had a disability. He walked using his front forearms, not his paws. He was diagnosed with luxating elbows, and surgery was not indicated.
Mylo immediately came out of his shell and bonded with his foster family, never letting his disability bother him. He played hard, loved hard, was always happy, and there was never a tail that wagged more.
LaJuan saw him at an adoption event and was immediately touched, not knowing what to expect with his disability. She just knew she had the love to give him. Her husband, Walter, was fully on board, and when they met him in his foster home, they saw an excited, happy puppy. They were not deterred by all of the unknowns ahead of them, they just knew they would love Mylo and provide him whatever he needed. In the nine months since they adopted him, he has flourished.
He has adapted to using his front paws, and gets around quite well – there’s really isn’t much he can’t do. He is still the same happy puppy whose tail never stops, and is living his best life with LaJuan, Walter and two fur siblings, as well as lots of neighborhood friends. We had the pleasure of spending time with Mylo again recently, and he is the same happy boy whose tail never stops wagging. He is clearly very loved.
We will always be grateful to adopters like LaJuan and Walter who are willing to open their hearts and homes, especially for a special needs baby, not knowing what the future holds. I can say with certainty that LaJuan and Walter feel like the lucky ones to have Mylo in their lives, but the truth is, we are all very grateful for special adopters.