Picasso: The Little Puppy That Could

On December 11th, 2019, a tiny, vulnerable puppy came into our care. Little did we know, this small little being would greatly inspire all who met him with his resiliency and determination.

Picasso was surrendered to the GTHS, along with his fellow littermates. Picasso was different from his brothers and sisters; upon intake, the GTHS Team discovered that he was born with congenital defects – 2 deformed limbs. He couldn’t support his own body weight, let alone walk. 

As you can see, Picasso’s two front limbs were severely deformed when he came to us:

Picasso split his time in foster care between two very wonderful and caring homes. Both foster parents performed physiotherapy on Picasso 3 times daily, for a total of 90 minutes. As he showed signs of improvement, Picasso’s foster parents encouraged him to use his newfound muscle strength to climb stairs and stand at his food bowl. Due to the incredible amount of dedication by these two incredible people, Picasso has been  standing, playing and living life like a typical pup!

He had so much fun playing (bugging, haha) with his kitty foster brother and his big 45-pound foster dog brother, but now it’s time for him to find his forever home.

This brave boy has recently undergone a procedure to reset the joint on his left front leg and is currently recovering. Stay tuned for adoption details shortly as we wait to give him the green light to find his forever family.

Pablo Picasso once said “Action is the foundational key to all success”. This could not ring truer to Picasso’s character – what a little fighter he is!


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