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Groby the Two-Legged Rescue Chihuahua Gets New Wheels

Groby Pedroni was among 40 dogs rescued from a hoarder in Southern California. You need to see these photos.

 |  Aug 5th 2013  |   5 Contributions


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It was just another day in a quiet Los Angeles suburb when a horrifying discovery was made.

One of the neighbors had just lost her house. The interior was absolutely destroyed and smelled of filth and decay. Among the wreckage was 40 dogs. No one had even known the dogs were in the house. The neighbors had never seen any of the animals -- because the animals had never been allowed outside.

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Groby was born without front legs probably as a result of inbreeding.

Nor had they ever received medical treatment, socialization, or any of the other things most dogs need to live happy, fulfilled lives. They were sick, unkempt, and fearful. Even worse, the dogs were not spayed or neutered, and there were not only puppies, but dogs pregnant with yet more litters. Because the dogs had lived unfixed in isolation, they had bred with one another, causing various birth defects among them.

One of those unfortunate puppies is Groby Pedroni. Groby was born without front legs.

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Groby with a llama friend.

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Groby and his wheels.

I was surprised to get only a moderate response to my call for Monday Miracle nominations! But that's probably only because it needs to gain momentum. However, I did receive a couple nominations, and Groby was one of them. 

Groby is a pretty special dog -- he's even hung out with Rosie. Since being rescued, Groby has been outfitted with his own set of wheels. But he wasn't okay just yet. After finally receiving veterinary treatment, Groby still needed surgery for his remaining legs -- and the bill was not cheap. That's when the community stepped in, rallying around the little Chihuahua and raising money. He recently underwent surgery at UC Davis, so make sure to head over to his Facebook page and tell him Dogster sent you to wish him well.

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We're asking for Monday Miracle nominations throughout the month of August, so if you know of dogs who have overcome incredible odds, go to our Facebook page or this page to nominate them.

Photos via Groby Pedroni's Facebook page

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