Moby’s start in life has not been the easiest. This two-year-old Border Collie and Great Pyrenees mix has a rare brain condition called cerebellar hypoplasia. This means that there’s a part of his brain that is smaller than usual. Can he be the happiest dog ever.
Because of his medical condition, Moby is unable to walk like an average dog. He has to use a harness or a wheelchair to support his hind legs. Otherwise, he would fall over. Sadly, some families weren’t able to cope with Moby’s medical needs. As a result, he has been returned to the shelter three times.
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Luckily, a year and a half ago, Alex van Veldhuizen saw Moby’s picture on Facebook. She immediately fell in love, and the following day, she picked him up from the shelter. Since then, Moby has been a resident of Airdrie in Alberta, Canada.
According to Alex, Moby lives an awesome life. Even if he has a medical condition, this pup loves to walk outside and play in the park. He does not seem to think that he is any different from the other dogs.
Usually, people describe Moby as the happiest dog that they have ever seen, and his parents agree. He is so silly that he makes the people he meets for the first time laugh.
This is Moby. He has Cerebellar Hypoplasia, which just means he wobbles. His wheels help him get where he wants to go and nothing will stop him from enjoying his first snow day. 14/10 pic.twitter.com/mhDOEe4vbZ
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Moby also likes to play with any dog that he meets. However, his wheelchair and strange movements cause most pups to get timid around him at first. Then, once they get over that phase, Moby becomes the most famous pooch in the park.
Now, Moby also has his own Instagram account with thousands of followers. Alex believes that Moby helps spread awareness about animals with disabilities. She stressed that his medical condition does not affect his quality of life at all. Moby is the perfect example for people to see that dogs with special needs can also be amazing.
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