A dog had deformed elbows. He was born to inexperienced breeders and cannot stand or walk normally. Accordingly, the breeders did not know how to take care of the animal so they contacted a rescue center. The dog, named Tonka, underwent surgery to help him have a better quality of life. After the surgery, he needed someone to take care of him post-surgery.
Joanna writes in the comments:
Never underestimate a dog with a strong will to prove themselves. All he needed was a little help and someone to love him and show him the way. Thank you for being awesome and giving him a good loving forever home Peace and love to you and your family 💙💚💙💚💙
Aside from needing someone who will take care of Tonka, he also needed a lot of physical therapy. His foster moms were so great with him that he was able to do amazing things later!
Has Tonka Already Fully Recovered?
Tonka had to stretch his back legs a lot during recovery because he was so used to that position before he had his surgery. So, aside from his physical therapy and exercises that Tonka had to do to help him get better and more used to his repaired elbows, he also underwent a lot of aqua therapy.
After staying with his foster moms, Tonka was adopted. The new dog owner said that she fell in love with him and there were no trust issues at all. It was very easy to transition and he has improved so much although the new dog owner was told that the dog cannot go down the stairs and even go to hikes.
His new dog owner was surprised when Tonka started going up and down the stairs and later when he was able to go uphill during a hike. The dog did not stop and just wanted to go and go. The new dog owner also bought special shoes for the dog and this aided him immensely in walking.
There really is nothing that will and determination can’t help you with!