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Buzzfeed: Inspiring Pets Who Don't Let Anything Get Them Down

Holly chases Finn

Left: Holly and Finn

Against a lot of odds, the pets at the Home For Life® sanctuary are too busy enjoying life to feel down.

 

In the world of animal welfare as it has always existed, there are two doors through which any shelter or rescue animal will eventually pass: Door Number One is adoption. Door Number Two is euthanasia. Now, thanks to Home for Life's® visionary efforts, another option exists: The Third Door®. The care-for-life sanctuary.

Here are some of the animals at Home For Life®, some of which even come to them from other countries:

Indi, a paraplegic dog from India, totally rocking a magenta sweater.

Above: Indi, totally rocking a magenta sweater, is a paraplegic dog from Thailand's Soi Dog Foundation, of Phuket, Thailand, as are two more paraplegics Goofy and Program pictured below.


Here we have Program and Goofy, two of our international rescues playing in the snow.

Above: we have Program and Goofy, two of our international rescues playing in the snow. Goofy was saved from a dog meat transport, but suffered a broken back and paralysis before Soi Dog could rescue him.  Home for LIfe® works with many international rescue organizations to help their animals who might not be able to be adopted


Tiger was discovered as a stray with a leg infection so bad that his leg needed to be amputated.

Above: Tiger was discovered as a stray with a leg infection so bad that his leg needed to be amputated.


A special cart was designed for an unusual resident at Home for Life, a goat who had deformed front legs.

Above: A special cart was designed for an unusual resident at Home for Life®, a goat who had deformed front legs.


 Polar might have FIV, but he's still livin' life to the fullest.

Above: Polar might have FIV, but he's still livin' life to the fullest. Even kitties need some outdoor time every once in a while! Polar seems to be enjoying it.


Dodi at Masonic home

Above: Dodi the Great Dane might have epilepsy, but that doesn't stop her from making her rounds at the local hospital


Rainbow needed some TLC after being found malnourished in the woods.

Above: Rainbow is a very timid little cat who needed some TLC and understanding after being found abandoned and malnourished in the woods. She also has asthma for which she takes daily medication


Below: Ahhh! Living the life of luxury: Tux the Giant Schnoodle, Program, one of our paraplegic dogs from the Soi Dog Foundation, and Tracy, a senior German Shorthair Pointer

Tux the Giant Schnoodel

 

Program, one of our paraplegics

 

Tracy, a senior  German Shortair Pointer

 


Flurry and Whisper

Above: Here's Flurry! He's an Australian Shepherd mix who is super cheery and doesn't seem to mind his blindness at all. Pictured with Whisper who is another Aussie; Whisper can see but is deaf so the two best friends rely on one another to navigate the world


 Shroeder lost one of his legs in some farm machinery, but thanks to the staff at Home For Life, he's doing much better.

Left: FIV+ Schroeder injured his face and lost one of his legs in some farm machinery, but thanks to the staff at Home For Life®, he's doing much better.


This is Roo, a terrier with deformed front legs. Most of the time, he walks on his back legs or hops like a kangaroo (hence the name). He also has a special cart.

Above: Meet Roo. He's named after the peculiar way he has to walk, due to his deformed front legs. Most of the time, he walks on his back legs or hops like a kangaroo (hence the name). He also has a special cart. Here he is without his special cart. What a goof!


If you're interested in seeing more of the animals that Home For Life® rehabilitate and care for, check out the full listing at their Meet the Animals page.