Cooper, a two-year-old dog, was born with a rare disability at birth. It was born with the rare ‘short spine syndrome’, which is caused by an inbreeding All of this would mean that he would grow up with only half the body of a normal neckless dog.
Cooper was abandoned by his breeders when he was only 2 months old, at which time they realized that he would not be of any use to them.
But fortunately, his story changed as soon as he was found by rescuers, who gave him a second chance to live and be happy.
He was taken to the vet, where he was treated for ear mites, worms and a hernia. He couldn’t walk for long periods of time and had a lot of difficulty while pooping. But what surprised everyone from an early age, was his high spirits and evident good mood and energy. His purity and innocence did not allow him to perceive that the world saw him with different eyes.
Cooper finally found a lifelong home with Elly and Andy Keegan, who fell in love with him and already have a large family.
They keep Cooper on regular antibiotics to keep his condition under control and free of infections. In the end, this beautiful special needs dog turned out to be the happiest dog ever!
His disability continues to cause difficulties, but Cooper faces it all with a happy smile on his face. Smile that illuminates everything and everyone wherever it goes.
His precious “short in the spine, giant in love” attitude stole our hearts. We have nothing but love and admiration for the inspirational Cooper and his story of overcoming.