Paralyzed Puppy Gifted New Wheels Thanks To Animal Shelter

A homeless puppy, paralyzed in her rear legs, is mobile today thanks to an animal shelter in Washington. The special needs puppy, Noodle, was taken in at the Everett Animal Shelter as a stray. A neurologist determined that the puppy had likely lost the use of her back legs because of an injury (rather than a birth defect).

Noodle was dealt a bad hand of cards…no family, no home, and a debilitating injury; nevertheless, her future is bright. Thanks to the animal shelter’s Fund for Animals, Noodle is being taken care of like a beloved pet. Donations to the shelter’s fund paid for the pup’s blood work, two sets of x-rays, a neurology consult, and yes, a new set of wheels.

On December 3, the shelter posted a video of Noodle zipping around in her new cart, and it thanked donors for helping make her newfound mobility possible:

The moment we have been waiting for, Noodle on the go!

Here’s our girl bookin’ it through the shelter. It did not take Noodle long to figure out her new cart!

Thank you to everyone who donated, shared, liked and sent their love! We are overwhelmed with the generosity shown to Noodle and all of our other animals in need!

After Noodle has settled into her new mode of transportation, the shelter will begin taking adoption applications (stay tuned!).

You can support special needs pets like Noodle by donating to the animal shelter’s fund (click here).

Find the website for the Everett Animal Shelter here.


Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at for 8 years. She is a current contributor to Fido Friendly Magazine, as well as a newly formed website, Pet Rescue Report. Penny is married and she has two rescued German shepherds and two kids.


  1. TERRY FURLONG says:


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  3. Elaine Whinston says:

    Heartwarming. What a sweet little charmer!
    No, I never said that before.

  4. Elaine Whinston says:

    Heartwarming. What a sweet little charmer!

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