A dog with disfigurements of his own is now being trained as a therapy dog to help people overcome their disabilities.
Brodie didn’t have an easy start in life. At just 13-days-old, the tiny pup was attacked by his own mother and suffered severe cranial and facial injuries that resulted in his jaw eventually fusing together and resulted in partial blindness.
To add insult to injury, he was first adopted out to a family that decided to return him to the rescue, Old MacDonald Kennels in Alberta, Canada, saying that he was “too hyper.”
Despite the sad situation, his return to the shelter led Brodie into the arms of his forever home. He was adopted by Amanda Richter and her boyfriend, Brad Ames, who were particularly touched by Brodie’s story. After reading about him online, they instantly fell in love and adopted him the very same day.
Once home, the couple found the lovable Brodie to be full of energy and very smart. Today, he is an active, loving dog with the biggest heart. He is able to learn new tricks in 10 minutes. According to Amanda:
“He’s definitely hyper, but he is so intelligent. His brain is perfectly fine and he learns tricks within 10 minutes, usually, which tells me he is a smart boy.”
The adorable German shepherd and border collie mix grew up to have a beautiful spirit that he loves to share with all that will let him. He has his own Instagram account and is now being trained as a therapy dog.
“We hope to train him to be a therapy dog one day so he can help other people with disabilities,” said Amanda, who assures Brodie’s fans that he is happy as ever.
To follow Brodie’s adventures, please check out his Instagram but in the meantime, share his amazing survival story with your family and friends.
This amazing dog deserves all the love and attention he can get as he starts his new life helping overcome their disabilities, too.