Meet Little Man

Meet Little Man2019-12-05T14:57:50+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 2019

Little Man still loves chasing anything that moves. He recently found a bunny in the yard and it fascinated him. He’s been on the hunt for the bunny ever since. They go on lots of walks together and Little Man actually knows where his “friends” live now! Sometimes after a walk, he sits on the front stoop with his mom and greets people as they come and go. Also, one of their neighbors was in a rehabilitation facility recently. So Little Man went there periodically to cheer her up as well as the other residents. “He’s really such a good boy and I enjoy him so much,” says his mom, Peggy.

July 2019

Little Man was disappointed that there was so little snow this past winter as he enjoys playing in it so much! His mom, Peggy, reports that he is doing well. He absolutely loves taking walks and wants to meet everyone along the way. He plays fetch and gets very excited about going for a car ride. Little Man actually watches a TV program called Lucky Dog that features one rescued dog every week who gets adopted from a shelter.

March 2019

Little Man’s mom, Peggy, said that despite being born with irreversible deformities to both hind legs, he has no trouble getting around. In fact, even in his mobility cart, this adorable puppy mill survivor keeps up with joggers! On weekends, he and Peggy go to a neighborhood schoolyard where he chases squirrels and birds. On the way home, they visit some of his canine pals, including Molly and Sampson, who live in his building. “He also loves visiting his first foster mom and her four doggies,” Peggy said, “and going back to North Shore to visit his human friends.” And we’re always thrilled to see him.

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.