When Valia Orfanidou, an animal rescuer in Greece, first met Dodo the dog, she had already lost a leg, and her caregiver, Linda, was struggling to save the other leg as well as her tail. She was in bad shape with many wounds.
Dodo recently wound up having to get her other leg amputated. But she recovered nicely and now she’s doing great and is happier than ever! Her resiliency is truly inspiring!
Many people asked Linda why she doesn’t put her to sleep, but Dodo is proving every day why she deserved this second chance at life. Despite her past, and despite only having two legs, she is extremely positive and always wears a smile on her face and a wagging tail.
Linda loves Dodo so much and Dodo is so grateful for Linda’s help. It’s unknown whether Linda will ever have her rehomed or not, but for now she will get showered with unconditional love by Linda.
Not all strays are as lucky as Dodo. Some roam the streets their whole lives, never knowing what it’s like to not have to fend for themselves. Others wind up in shelters, but never know what it’s like to have a family. Dodo is definitely blessed, and she knows it! She can finally be a dog. And even though she’s a little different than other dogs, that doesn’t slow her down!
The video below tells the story of Dodo. Watch it and be prepared to be on a roller coaster of emotions!
Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.
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