Paralyzed Puppy Is Looking For A New Place To Call Home

Despite needing a wheelchair to get around, this happy pooch has been described as energetic and loving.

When Albert was only two-months-old in December of 2018, he was abandoned on the doorsteps of a Georgia veterinarian’s office. Now, already a year older, Albert is on the hunt for a forever home.

Following his rescue, Albert was transported to the Lucky Dawg Rescue in Pennsylvania, where he received medical care. Albert wasn’t like most puppies – he was paralyzed from the mid-back down. The vets with Lucky Dawg determined that his paralysis was a result of a spinal fracture – most likely from trauma.

After arriving at the rescue, Albert was then placed with a foster family. And, despite needing a wheelchair to get around, this happy pooch has been described as energetic and loving.

His foster family created a video of Albert, showing him being a totally normal dog. In the video, a happy Albert rolls around, plays catch, and clearly loves to play with both people and other dogs.

Lucky Dawg Rescue released a statement, saying, “We are sure that Albert’s perfect family is out there. Someone with the interest in helping a guy with special needs. Anyone with a wheelie dog will tell you they are still dogs. Goofy and playful and funny and just … dogs!”

The rescue continued, “Albert is about 12 months old now and 70lbs. He is playful, dog friendly, kid-friendly, and is learning some commands. He is a typical puppy with lots of energy and loves to play. Please help us get Albert adopted!”

Currently, there are plenty of animal shelters around the country that are trying to encourage people to either adopt or foster pets amid the coronavirus pandemic. Not only would adopting or fostering help to ease the loneliness of social distancing, but it would greatly help relieve the mounting pressures facing shelters and rescues from lags in adoptions, increased intakes, and limited resources.

As Julie Castle, CEO of Best Friends Animal Society, has previously told PEOPLE, “If you don’t have a pet and are thinking about getting one, now is the perfect time to ‘try it on’ by fostering from your local shelter. Shelters and pet adoption facilities nationwide need people to foster pets on a temporary basis.”