Meet Daisy, a disabled dog who learned to run on prosthetic paws

Daisy the dog isn’t letting her disability get the best of her – thanks to a new pair of legs that make her every inch a blade runner.

Daisy running with her prosthetic paws

Daisy running with her prosthetic paws

 

Abandoned on the streets of Los Angeles when she was two months old, the spunky chihuahua mix had congenital deformation of her elbows, right shoulder, and back hips, making it difficult for her to walk, and impossible for her to run.

Daisy was set to be euthanized at a local shelter when the rescue group A Home 4 Ever Rescue pulled her out in the nick of time. Several months later, Daisy found her forever home

For two years, Daisy – who also sports an adorably huge underbite – was able to slowly do the basics while using a wheelchair for her hind legs, but a veterinarian told her owner this was putting pressure on her spine, so Daisy’s owners began looking into prosthetic legs.

Daisy in her wheelchair

Daisy in her wheelchair

 

Then Animal Ortho Care in Chantilly, Virginia, which specializes in making orthopedics for pets, heard about Daisy’s dilemma.

Daisy’s owner writes on the pup’s website that Dr. Derrick Campana flew to Los Angeles to evaluate the dog, take a mold of her legs, and design her prosthetic limbs.

Daisy’s parents posted a video YouTube and Facebook of the persistently perky pup taking her first leaps, twirls, and bounds in her prosthetic feet, and the pooch showed she had no trouble keeping up with her fur buddy, Mickey.

A Very Happy Daisy

A Very Happy Daisy

 

‘Daisy is now RUNNING! Both her ears and spirit are bouncing with joy,’ Daisy’s owners excitedly gushed on Facebook. The video has already been viewed over 300,000 times combined.

Daisy with her fur-friends

Daisy with her fur-friends

 

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