Presley was hit by a car and his back was broken. His two hind legs were paralyzed. After surgery, his family no longer wanted him.
Presley tries on his new wheels
He was taken in by Dharma Rescue, which outfitted him with a custom set of wheels
Presley on the go
Presley gives his new wheels a workout
Susan Fulcher has outfitted more than 25 dogs with wheels through Dharma Rescue.
She says most of the dogs immediately take off when they get their wheels.
“We only had one dog who had trouble, who sat there,” Fulcher said.
That would be Lovey Gaga, who is a bit of a diva. Each set of wheels can cost $500.
Students with one of the Dharma rescue dogs
To whom much is given, a little is expected.
After some training, these rescues have become therapy dogs. They visit schools to provide stress relief for kids with learning disabilities, behavioral problems and autism.
“It is terrific and magnificent that they have a purpose in life, after they are hurt. They get the love but they actually deserve it,” said Chloe, at right.
Dogs go for a roll
“In this world right now we really need to think about giving more, caring more,” Fulcher said.