Quadruple Amputee Therapy Dog To Meet Up With Boy Who Lost His Legs

Next month, two courageous survivors will meet for the first time. Owen, a 10-year-old double-amputee who survived burns which covered 98 percent of his body, will meet up with Chi Chi, a golden retriever who had all of her legs amputated.

Chi Chi is the very face of resiliency and survival. The beautiful golden retriever was found in a garbage bag in South Korea. She had been destined for a slaughterhouse, but her rotting legs resulted in her being discarded as trash instead. Miraculously she was found and saved – but her legs had to be amputated in order to save her life.

Fast forward to today – Chi Chi is a happy quadruple amputee who spends her life with her adoring adoptive owners (the Howells) in Arizona. Chi Chi has since become a therapy dog and she now spreads her joy to people at hospitals, senior centers and schools.

Owen, an equally resilient and courageous survivor, learned about Chi Chi after watching a video. On Chi Chi’s Facebook page, word of the upcoming (surprise) meeting with Owen was released:

I’d like to introduce you to my friend Owen. He is a courageous and brave young boy who saw a video about me online and said, ‘I want to meet Chi Chi.’ Well, some amazing people are coming together to make that happen.  In 3 weeks, on November 9, Owen and his mom are traveling to Arizona to meet me. Owen and I are both survivors with a positive attitude towards life, so I’m sure we will be lifelong friends. 

Plans are in the works to make the November 9 meeting as special as it can be. A fundraiser has been set up to help cover Owen and his mom’s trip to Arizona, and a request has been made for letters of encouragement to be sent to Owen (mom too!). The letters will be presented to the pair at a special, celebratory event.

Read more about how you can help make Owen’s visit to meet Chi Chi extraordinary at this GoFundMe page.

Follow the Chi Chi Rescue Dog Facebook page here.

Penny Eims

Penny is a freelance writer who provided content to her National Dog News column at Examiner.com 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.

2 comments

  1. Ruth Phillips says:

    Omg, I would have loved to of had that dog. She is so beautiful, and very smart. She has the biggest will to live than any other dog I have ever seen. Thank you so much for what you have done for her.

  2. Ruth Phillips says:

    Omg, I would have lived to of had that dog. She is so beautiful, and very smart. She has the biggest will to live than any other dog I have ever seen. Thank you so much for what you have done for her.

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