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LebTown features a different Lebanon County pet each Friday to help us enter the weekend with the best vibes possible.
The Pet of the Week sometimes features a local furbaby who already lives in a happy Lebanon County home. Other times the column spotlights an animal that’s available for adoption through a local shelter and is seeking a forever family.
This week, meet adoptable Jimmy!
Jimmy, says Pitties.Love.Peace rep Mika Stiefel, is “the happiest boy.”
That’s despite a bilateral rear leg amputation, which hasn’t dampened Jimmy’s spirits in the least.
This 1-year-old boy is “perfectly pint-sized,” Mika says, as well as “handsome, sweet, spunky, and snuggly.”
Jimmy, she says, “likes to be outdoors when the weather is nice” and “loves to be the center of attention.”
“He wants to be wherever his people are,” Mika notes, and he “enjoys playing with other dogs.” If you’re stocking up for this happy-go-lucky guy, be aware that “chew bones/rubber balls are his idea of a good time” and “peanut butter is his absolute favorite.”
And, in case you didn’t notice, he comes with his own set of custom wheels.
Mika explains that Jimmy came to Pitties.Love.Peace when he was less than 2 months old, with mobility issues stemming from a deformity from birth. “His spine was shaped like a corkscrew and there was no surgical procedure or treatment that could fix that,” she says.
“Due to the deformity, his hind legs were oriented out to the side and they were not functional,” Mika says. “We shifted our focus then to giving him the greatest quality of life by enabling independent mobility. The specialists and our primary vet all agreed that his legs were inhibiting his mobility and that in order to get a custom wheelchair, amputation was in his best interests. Jimmy got his custom wheelchair in December and has been working on building his strength/endurance ever since. He’s doing great and has such a wonderful spirit. It is impossible not to smile with Jimmy in the room.”
Pitties.Love.Peace is looking for a family “committed to continued mobility training to help him navigate the world with greater independence, but also with an understanding that he will always need some extra care,” Mika says.
If you think Jimmy could be a fit for your household, please click over to pittieslovepeace.com to submit your online application.
Looking for a pet? Check out available adoptions at the Humane Society of Lebanon County.
To nominate your pet, email firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- Your name and your pet’s name
- Pet’s breed if applicable
- A little about your pet and why they should be “Pet of the Week”
- And of course—pictures! Feel free to send high-quality attachments or a link to an online storage service.