Vida and Vail ended up at an animal shelter in Houston, Texas, but couldn’t stand on their own, and no one knew why.
However, when the Great Pyrenees siblings were rescued out by the Great Pyrenees Rescue society, they discovered why. Both were infected with a parasite called Neosporosis.
Vida and Vail were sent to recover with D’Alfonso, who runs a rescue that rehabilitates dogs with special needs called D’Alfonso House of Hounds & Hooves.
As you can tell, neither puppy tried to walk too much after the surgery. However, the D’Alfonso pack helped their newest friends rehabilitate….
The pack of four or five other dogs managed to help Vail enough that she is ready to transfer to a regular foster family. Vida is progressing slower, but is grateful that someone helped her when she needed it the most.
“Now she is playful and wants to interact with everybody,” D’Alfonso told the Dodo. “I put the food in the kennels and when they see me get the dog bowls, now they go running into the kennels.”
Vida and Vail are currently working on walking confidently despite hyper-extension of their legs.
While Vida and Vail won’t be ready for adoption until they’re fully recovered, you can follow their journey here.
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