By all accounts, Nubz is a special dog. He lost his two rear paws in a puppy mill when he was just a baby, but he is a true survivor. So it’s only fitting that he found the most loving, adoptive dad, who wants nothing more than to give him a good life.
Nubz was rescued from a Missouri puppy mill, where it’s believed his mother chewed off his feet. (This can happen if the mother is stressed, inexperienced or unstable – all likely conditions for dogs at a puppy mill!) He’s probably the only one of his litter to survive the nightmare and when he got out he was taken into foster care with Carla.
Meanwhile, clear across the country, Jim Havlinek saw Nubz on Facebook, and fell in love the pup’s tenacity and spirit that shone through as he worked with rescuers to walk with his prosthetics.
“Why not give a dog an opportunity to have the best life possible when they really deserve it?” Jim asked himself. It prompted Jim to adopt Nubz, despite the vast distance between them. He applied and was approved (as it was clear to rescuers Jim’s life revolves around his dogs).
Driving in his RV, Jim traveled 2,800 miles from Oregon to Pennsylvania to pick Nubz up and take him home. From the moment Jim meets Nubz he’s smitten, saying “he’s more than he imagined.” Nubz also meets Bailey, Jim’s Chow Chow.
The Havlinek pack in Maryhill WA courtesy of Tempie Davie and her talents.
While journeying home, Jim says that getting Nubz, “This is one of the best things to happen to me in my entire life.”
A few weeks after arriving home, Nubz is settling in nicely. He gets a tour of his new home, which includes his own personalized bowls and a “toyland”. Best of all he’s got doggie siblings and a family who loves him.
As Nubz grows, Jim will make sure he gets the custom prosthetics he needs to get around. He’s also promised Nub’s he’ll do everything to make sure he gives him a good life!
Just watch the inspirational happy ending for Nubz in the video below and share it with your friend.