Our Forever Mascot (DUDE R.I.P.)

Meet Dude, he was a feisty and loving male Lhasa-Terrier mix who was paralyzed from the waist down since he was four. Dude hails from sunny California and was welcomed with open arms by his new family, which includes three furry "siblings" who are sensitive to the fact that he's a special needs animal.

Talk about a trouper! Here's Dude on his shiny wheels, made possible in great part by canine rehab master Leslie McMahon of Two Hands Four Paws. Leslie rehabbed Dude for a year after his back was first broken at age four, swimming him, putting him on the treadmill (suspended above it so that he could work his front legs), massaging him, and generally making him comfortable and pain-free with his new body.