Paralyzed Dog “Runs” to Reunite with Deployed Dad


My husband has been deployed for 6 months. Before he left, we adopted (are long term foster parents for SNARR-a special needs animal rescue) a special needs puppy with a severe birth defect. Emma and her daddy were very close! It broke her, and his, heart when he left. When I come in the door, she normally sits at the end of the hallway and waits for me to pick her up. This time, when her daddy came in, she went to him! Mikey (the tan dog) was so happy he cried! Gotta love homecomings!!

Many have asked why Emma doesn’t have a doggy wheelchair. Emma has had several wheelchairs. Unfortunately, she refuses to use any of them. We have had custom ones made even. We have worked with the companies to teach her to use it, but she will have nothing to do with it or with a “drag bag” or harness. She’s always been this way. Emma has no idea she’s “special”. She loves life and runs and plays well on her own outdoors. She just has a little trouble on the tile indoors. We do have rugs layed out for her all over the house, but we did not have any in this hallway at the time. That’s why you see her hopping to him. Please watch her other videos on here or on her Facebook page (link below) to see how she really gets around.

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    monica

    That is so sweet that miss her dad.The other dog miss too it make me cry special when she toward him that is heartwarming.I am so happy that they have lovely foster parents that love the beautiful dogs and I love this video so much.

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