Marco, Disabled Pitbull puppy, needs forever home

Marco, a sweet pitbull puppy, waits patiently for someone to love

If people understood what a daily joy it is to share your life and home with a disabled dog, it would be easy to find homes for pets such as Marco.

Marco  was hit by a car and brought to an animal hospital in Burlington, VT  a couple of months ago.  The vet tech who has assumed responsibility for his care contacted us immediately to get him some wheels and we provided a loaner cart while we built him a custom cart as his permanent mobility cart.    When we first met him, fresh from the trauma of his accident,  paralyzed in both rear legs and homeless, we were enchanted by his friendliness, gentleness and good nature.   When he came back a few weeks later, we were amazed at his progress.  He’d regained his confidence, and took off in his custom cart like he was born to drive.

Marco is a typical pitbull puppy, slightly goofy, wanting only to play and please his humans.  He likes other dogs, and even when my dogs put him in his place for being an obnoxious youngster, his response was neither defensive or aggressive.  He just wants to play.

 

His caregiver, Jen feels that Marco has a higher mission in life and would make a great therapy dog, a wonderful ambassador for both his breed and the plight of disabled dogs everywhere.  He loves children and plays constantly with her 3 year old child.  He’s great with other dogs.  And he’s getting better – there is a good chance he may rehab out of his cart over time.

Having adopted Sweet Pea, an adult pitbull who was rescued by the ASPCA, five years ago when no one else would come forward to give her a home, I can only say that she’s one of the most wonderful dogs I have ever been blessed to share my life with.  She loves her job at Eddie’s Wheels, teaching new dogs how to use their wheelchairs, and she loves the attention she gets when she’s out in public strolling in her cart.  We feel confident that Marco will enrich the life of anyone who takes him into their heart.

 

 

7 Responses to Marco, Disabled Pitbull puppy, needs forever home

  1. CJ April 28, 2011 at 8:48 pm #

    He’s so freaking cute,look at that face, I wish I could take him I already have 2 or I would snach him up plus I’m all the way down here in Kentucky,I wish I may wish I might one day know this puppy finds A happy home with lots of love wrapped so tight….

  2. leslie June 13, 2011 at 7:32 pm #

    Visit Marco’s Facebook page – Magic of Marco – and contact Jen Wagner, who is his foster.

  3. Kerri July 31, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    Thank you for mentioning Marco in your blog. Becuase of you and others, Marco has found his forever home.

    • Aimee November 6, 2011 at 5:23 pm #

      Has he been adopted? If so that is wonderful!!!!! If not, please contact me to see if he would like to come live with us in NJ.

      Thanks so much!

      • leslie November 7, 2011 at 4:32 pm #

        Yes, Marco has been adopted by a great family in Rhode Island. Thanks for offering him a home…..there are many disabled pets looking for forever homes. Visit http://www.petswithdisabilities.org to find one.

  4. Sharon August 6, 2011 at 6:50 pm #

    Soooooo wonderful !!! I sooooo love the successful & happy outcomes … I love your site & the awesome help you provide … I want happy forever homes for all homeless animals … !!! I have a pet-sitting service & I care for several disabled pets while their pet-parents are away. They are all such a joy .. What a labor of love … God Bless

  5. Christine Donnelly June 4, 2012 at 1:42 am #

    I had the EXTREME pleasure of meeting Marco and his family at the Robert Potter League for Animals annual “Heart & Sole” walk for the animals in Portsmouth, RI on June 3rd. I volunteer fot the Potter League and couldn’t help but notice Marco, who is the doggie equivalent of a rock star. I have two friends who are in chairs, one a para and one a quad. As awsome as they both are, Marco put them to shame. He’s been certified as a therapy dog and his future is bright and beautiful!

    Check out his website; he’s amazing!!!

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