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Special Needs Pet Feature: Lilly Anna

What is your pet's name? Lilly Anna Story How old is your pet? 2 Where did you get your pet? Odessa Humane Society, Texas What...

Barbara Techel  |  Sep 20th 2011


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What is your pet's name?

Lilly Anna Story

How old is your pet?

2

Where did you get your pet?

Odessa Humane Society, Texas

What is your pet's physical challenge?

Deaf, visually impaired, mentally challenged, dysplasia in her back knees. Does spoiled rotten count!?

What is your pet's favorite thing to do?

Snuggle with mommy, chase around her older brothers and sisters

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What is your pet's favorite thing to eat?

Anything she can get!

What do you love most about your pet?

Her sweet innocence and adorable personality

What has your pet most taught you?

She has taught me that the rewards of adopting a special needs pet are far greater than the difficulties. And their ability to love is not affected.

Anything else youd like to share?

All my pets are adopted and they have been so good to "teach" Lilly. They are so patient with her and they don't seem to mind her following them around. The vet said she needed her own hearing/seeing dogs to teach her and that has been so helpful.

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***If you care for a special needs pet and would like your pet featured, please email me through mywebsite contact. Send a photo and I will forward the questionnaire for your pet to be featured in an upcoming post.***

My life changed for the better and my heart grew ten times it size when my dog, Frankie ruptured a disk and ended up in a doggie wheelchair. That may sound odd, but it lead me to a calling that has brought me so much joy.

I love being an advocate for pets with special neeeds educating others that disabled pets are just as lovable as any other pet. I also feel so blessed to help kids of all ages see their challenges in a positive way through Frankie's example. Frankie is an incredbile gift not only in my life, but she has helped thousands of children through thebook seriesabout her, as well as the visits we do toschools in WI and schools across the US and Canada via Skype.

Sharing other pets with special needs expands on the message that all animals deserve a chance. Sharing these pets helps to spread a positive message and every time I meet a new special needs pet I feel my heart grow even bigger. I hope it does the same for you and you pass on the love.

Learn more about Barbara and her love of special needs pets

Learn more about Barbara's special needs pet, Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog