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7 inspiring dogs from the 'Pets With Disabilities' project

By: Laura Moss on May 20, 2012, 5:47 p.m.
Papillo, disabled dog from Costa Rica

Photo: Carli Davidson

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A vet tech discovered Papillo after he’d been hit by a motorcycle in Costa Rica. She took a liking to the dog’s positive attitude and sweet nature and had him flown to Portland, Ore., for medical care. Unfortunately, the dog’s spinal cord was severed, meaning he’d never walk again, but veterinarian Rochelle Low set him up in a wheelchair, which Papilo took to immediately. The playful, 30-pound pup loves to run in the park and curl up next to a friend, and he’s currently looking for a new home. If you’re interested in adopting him, you can find Rochelle Low’s contact information here.


You can see more of Davidson's work and purchase prints on her website. She donates 10 percent of her proceeds to a monthly rotation of animal shelters that rescue special-needs pets.