Sponsorship Dogs: Venus
Venus joined the League's Sponsor Program in 2007. Venus is one very feisty and terribly adorable Chihuahua. We suspect that she was one of an inbred litter from backyard breeders. Only 10 weeks old when the League rescued her, Venus was born with no front legs. Because of this unfortunate deformity, she needs continuous physical therapy to be able to walk on her back legs. She also requires a wheel apparatus to assist her in getting around when she is not relying on her hind legs.
Venus was named after the ancient Greek sculpture, Venus De Milo. Venus, our lovely, little work of art, has no realization that she is disadvantaged. The smallest of her litter, with brother Pablo and sister Carmen, Venus gets around surprisingly well and seems very happy. She also has had to adjust to standing on her back legs the quickest out of all her siblings. Though Venus does not require regular medication, life for her will not be easy. However, regardless of her handicap, she is a jolly, healthy dog and we are thrilled to be able to give her all the love and care she deserves.