Dogs who were born with disabilities often have a hard time finding their forever home. But even though that happens, there are still some kind-hearted hoomans out there who are willing to do everything to give these doggos the life that they truly deserve.
Just like Kimberly and Andrew were a couple that loved rescuing dogs and has been doing volunteer work to help out their local shelters. So when they heard that The Farm Rescue group in Arizona was looking for a foster home for a special needs dog, they stepped in to help.
When they met the doggo named Josh, Kimberly and Andrew instantly knew that they weren’t just going to be foster parents. They were already so sure that they wanted to adopt Josh and welcome him to their family.
Josh is a really cheerful doggo who has a hard time trying to contain his excitement. He shows it through his happy little walk, which is caused by his cerebellar hypoplasia. This meant that the cerebellum wasn’t able to develop properly when he was still a puppy.
Even though it affects the way the doggo moves, the good thing about it is that it isn’t painful and doesn’t worsen over time. So even though Josh is different, his hoomans never treated him less of a dog. They knew that the pooch was capable of doing a lot of things and deserved to enjoy life just like other doggos.
A lot of people were inspired by Josh’s story that Kimberly and Andrew decided to start the Be Like Josh Foundation. This group aims to celebrate different hoomans and animals with special needs. Josh loves working with them, especially when he spends a lot of time playing with kids.
His hooman, Kimberly, also gets to see how Josh gave a positive impact on her life. When the doggo came along, he was there to comfort her when she was going through many tough times. Kimberly is so happy that they were able to give Josh his forever home.
Video Credit: GeoBeats Animals