Love Stories Tag: disabilities

Erinne + Groucho

Many people say they rescued their pet. But Groucho, a pit bull, rescued our Erinne, who was 12-years-old at the time. Erinne has a terminal illness, Lou Gehrig’s disease for little kids, which slowly robs her of her ability to walk, sit up, feed herself, write her name and even… Read more »

Lexi + Charlie

There are two parts to this story. Last April, a volunteer with Independent Animal Rescue spotted kittens climbing in and out of a dumpster. The dumpster was scheduled to be emptied the next morning. To reach the kittens, volunteers painstakingly pulled the trash from the dumpster. [petco-story-quote] Hours later, they rescued a… Read more »

Johnny + Lexi

Life can be challenging, especially raising a medically-fragile child. So, what joy to see that within minutes of bringing home a five-month-old rescued puppy, the quality of our son’s life was enriched dramatically. [petco-story-quote] Our son, Johnny, was born with severe Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy. He cannot breathe on his own,… Read more »

Jessica + Dakota

In the fall of 2014, after three years of syncope (fainting) and seizure episodes, I was diagnosed with Dysautonomia (an abnormality of the autonomic nervous system). Until then, the episodes had been attributed to stress and trauma. After being removed from my family at age 16, I had been homeless… Read more »

Roman + PomPom

Roman is autistic. He never asked for presents, and he wasn’t interested in birthday parties. We had to beg Roman to open gifts with us on Christmas each year. Then three years ago, Roman declared he wanted a “white bunny” for Christmas – and a stuffed toy would not do…. Read more »

Carolyn + Buzz

Buzz joined our family in April 2008 when he was 4 months old. He had come to Central Texas Dachshund Rescue from someone who purchased him at a flea market, and he was in a small cage full of other dachshund puppies that were all trying to get to the… Read more »

Linda + Brindy

I have Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and thought that a service dog would be a great asset to me. After learning that it takes 2-4 years to get a pre-trained dog, and since I’ve always enjoyed animal training, I decided to train my own service dog. I started by compiling a list… Read more »