Meet Little Man

Meet Little Man2018-11-29T11:34:41+00:00

Meet Little Man! Little Man was born with irreversible deformities in both hind legs – the harsh consequence of puppy mill breeding. He is also blind in his left eye due to a condition known as microphthlamos, a disorder where one or both eyes are abnormally small. These imperfections would have meant certain death for this otherwise healthy, young dog had we not been there to save him.

Our medical team fitted Little Man with a mobility cart with wheels that carry his hindquarters easily. He’s an active pup and loves to run. Little Man waits for the day to be adopted by the perfect family match, and he is currently in a foster home surrounded by people who love and care for him. It’s our monthly supporters that allow us to provide Little Man with the best quality of life and the proper attention he deserves.

November 2018

Little Man had a splendid summer with his mom, Peggy, but they are both glad the leaves have changed and temperatures have cooled. Surely, this little guy will miss playing in the sprinklers with his doggy pals from around the neighborhood and snoozing in the air conditioning, but with new seasons come new adventures. Weekends filled with long walks and playing in dog parks capped off by cozying up with mom in his lush new pillow bed have suited him just fine. He’s overcome so much during his first two years of life. We’re excited to watch this amazing dog grow with his loving family. Thanks to all of the support he receives from his loyal Sponsors, Little Man continues to thrive.

March 2018

officially found his responsible, loving home last Labor Day. His mom, Peggy, says he was very quiet when she first brought him home, but broke out of his shell in only a few days. He loves to run, play fetch, rest on his mom’s shoulder and even likes to watch TV! He’s big on hugs and kisses too. He also has a few doggie friends in their apartment building. Peggy also says that “He is a very grateful little doggie, and I am so very grateful to be his mom.”

December 2017

Let’s all give a big welcome to one of our newest Sponsor Pets – Little Man! He was born with irreversible deformities in both hind legs, causing them to be inverted. Although this rare congenital defect makes things a bit more challenging for him, don’t think for even a second it can keep this resilient pup down. Using his front legs as propellers, Little Man has no problem getting around, especially if there’s yummy treats or a familiar face calling his name on the other end of the journey. Because his hind legs drag across the ground when he maneuvers around, the medical staff in our Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center have come up with several ways to make his life easier – one being a small mobility cart that allows his hind legs to be raised into a harness and replaced by tiny plastic wheels. It’s obvious Little Man prefers to do things on his own, but the more he gets accustomed to his cart, the easier it will be for him to maneuver around without complications.