Dog influencers are all the rage, but it’s the disabled dogs on our Instagram feed that really steal our hearts. These canine heroes raise awareness for brilliant causes, melt hearts daily and are the poster boys and girls for disabled dog adoption. Here are our top 5 to follow today.
With plenty of shelter dogs finding adoption difficult, the added factor of a disability can make finding that fur-ever home even harder. But as these 5 show, their unique qualities make them the super special doggos that millions of people around the world have fallen in love with.
Here they are in all their glory. Our top disabled dog influencers, and the kind humans behind the accounts who help them live happy, healthy lives. Enjoy all their floof and boop potential to brighten up your day.
Lentil is the cutest little Frenchie you ever did see. And he’s got a real way with kids too. Born with a cleft palate and lip, Lentil is a champion for children and animals with facial differences. Teaching them how to embrace and love themselves exactly as they are, He and his hooman, Lindsay, organize surprise visits to children’s hospitals, and help to raise money and awareness for children’s charities too. Go Lentil!
Nicknamed ‘The T-Rex’ by loving owner Angela for her ability to stand on her hindlegs, little Freddie Mercury has a big following. Her battle to survive and thrive despite facing medical challenges as a young pup that left her unable to walk, inspires many and Freddie brings laughter and joy to her 320k followers. Angela credits Freddie with teaching her more about unconditional love every day.
In 2011,11-year-old Toy Poodle Muffin went blind due to cataracts. His owner, Chloe, set about trying to make life for Muffin easier, and inspired by her little dog’s tenacity, created the Halo. A product that so far has allowed 35,000 blind dogs to lead a bump-free life. Muffin sadly passed away in 2015, but his account is used as a legacy for showing that blind dogs (and humans) can still lead happy, healthy lives - with a little helping hand.
Turbo Roo the Chihuahua was born with no front legs. But that doesn’t stop him zooming like any other dog, thanks to his set of custom 3-D printed wheels. This sweet ride lets Turbo show the world all he has to give! Wanting to help other pups with physical challenges, Turbo Roo’s owners partnered with a 3-D printing company to launch Pawsthetics, a charity that helps create similar solutions for other animals, creating innovative prosthetics. Turbo Roo is a champion for showing that difference is beautiful.
Daisy was born with a severe underbite and abandoned on the streets as a young pup. Her elbows, right shoulder, and back hips were dislocated, which resulted in difficulties with motion.
Whether it’s being wheeled around the streets or using wheels of her own, Daisy shows her characteristic energy and spunk to melt hearts everywhere. Her Instagram hijinx are beloved by her 200,000 followers, Daisy’s hoomans aim to spread the love and positive message of animals with special needs through her daily call for: “Underbites Unite!”
Which one is your favorite? If you have a doggy hero of your own send us a picture, we’d love to meet them!
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