Think you couldn’t love a dog with a handicap? Think you don’t have the skills or time or patience to give one a home? Think it’s extra baggage you just don’t need. Think it won’t pull beauty out of you, you didn’t know you had…kindly THINK AGAIN! SKATER needs no pity, needs no super, special skills or talent in the medical or behavioral field. He simply needs someone(s) with an open heart who will let him be him…And who is him? He is 35 pounds of young (3 years), smart, fast, did I say fast, sweet, very snuggly, very playful doggy love. He is calculating, he will look you up and down, crack your code and pull from you your very best self…He is funny. He likes the sound of his own voice (who doesn’t). He is charismatic and handsome!

And yes, he happens to have had an accident which severed his young spine, which disconnected the electrical circuit that gives his rear legs the signal to go…This doesn’t keep him from moving (he gets around fine without assistance and is super fast). It also doesn’t keep him from walking, he just does it in a special way using his supreme upper body strength…He requires no medicine or medical care or doctor visits beyond that of any pet, just a little help releasing his bladder, which trust me…if you can squeeze a water balloon…you, too, can ace this. Skater is absolutely fine left alone for up to 6 hours a day-he gets in no trouble, is not destructive, rarely has accidents and is a very good, very obedient boy…

He has a few wheelchairs (we like to give our rescue dogs options), but really he only needs the one that he likes best, a hot rod well-suited for 4-wheeling in natural terrain or rollin’ steady ’round the neighborhood. (The chair is light and not cumbersome and parks nicely on a porch.) He is versatile…he likes the hot rod outside, but doesn’t need it inside.

Serious inquiries only, please…He’s ready for the real deal…

Here’s what he would like best: another dog(s) who will play with him (no couch potatoes or grumpy butts), a cool mom or dad or any combination of family members interested in snuggling, playing chase, sharing tricks, sharing treats, and showing him the world (little by little, of course…beaches, trails, camping…he does it all). Some kids to play with would be great, but are not required. Second+ stories are not practical for him, back yards are, but under the right circumstances may not be required…

What else? He’s a little cocky. He knows he’s special and flaunts it. Sometimes when he doesn’t think anyone’s looking, he flexes his super strong muscles and lifts himself into a handstand…rear legs off the ground a good 6 inches. Incredible? Yes, but it’s just one of his incredible qualities that make him nothing like most people expect. Skater is neutered, up to date on vaccines, and microchipped. His adoption donation is only $200!

If you dare be charmed by this darling, please complete an adoption application at

Maxx & Me is an all volunteer, all foster home rescue and do not have a shelter. Please allow at least 48 hours for applications to be processed (missing information may slow the process, so please take your time and be thoughtful in your answers). All dogs posted are available (so no need to ask). We place dogs based on best home for each dog and not order of applications received. Email us at for updates and questions. Thank you for choosing rescue.

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