Romeo was found as a 6 month old, 6 pound puppy in October of 2010. He was brought to the SPCA after being thrown from a moving vehicle. The accident resulted in multiple wounds and a broken front leg. Unfortunately, the fracture was so extensive that the leg had to be amputated. He was taken in by a rescue who took care of his surgery and hospitalization and then placed in foster care with me. Romeo quickly learned how to get around normally on 3 legs, although winter was difficult.
Romeo is such a sweet and good dog that I quickly made the decision to adopt him. He goes to many animal events for fundraising and for raising awareness of pit bulls and handicapped pets. He has even done a 5 km walk for guide dogs through Mount Royal in Montreal in which he was the last to start and the first to finish, and wanted to keep going. He goes to the dog park everyday and plays with the other dogs without any problems. In fact most people need to be told that he is missing a leg.
In our household, we make sure that he is not treated any differently than any other dog would. To make sure that we can do that, we feed him Mobility Support so that he can move normally and without pain, while protecting his joints.
Romeo recently had a little accident while chasing a cat. He has broken a toe on his front paw so he is in a cast and cannot walk at all. We had a harness specially made for him to keep him mobile. With the harness, we can hold him up and he walks on two legs.