We're celebrating our animal friends who are differently abled, and differently beautiful. Those who stand out from the crowd - because that just makes them OUTSTANDING! Whether it's a cat with hydrocephalus, a blind donkey, a rabbit walking with wheels, or a dog with a cleft lip - we want to put the Special into 'Special Needs' and celebrate animals who are wonderful just the way they are! It’s all about acceptance, having fun, celebrating our uniqueness - and SAVING LIVES!

Your entries and donate-to votes will help Road Dogs & Rescue rescue more 'special' dogs, and keep powering towards our goal of a sanctuary and healing centre.

Walter, Forever in Our Hearts

Walter was a Maltese puppy born 12/8/18 with a cleft palate. I brought him home from my place of work in which he was born at, and tube fed him around the clock for weeks.

Walter had many congenital defects. He had hydrocephalus, a cleft palate, chronic upper respiratory issues, fainting spells, seizures, and he was suspected to have a liver shunt. He stopped growing at 6 weeks old, and remained at 1 lb until he passed at 16 weeks.

Regardless of his issues, Walter was a very happy puppy. He loved everyone he met. He brought immense happiness to thousands of people online and in person. He raised awareness for puppies with congenital defects, and started conversations about responsible breeding.

I am forever grateful that I had the opportunity to love Walter, and to provide him with a happy life. His legacy will live on forever.

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Instagram User Name: @walterthecleftie

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Road Dogs & Rescue is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization in California focused on rescuing and rehabbing medical bulldogs, puppies with birth defects and spreading the message of love and compassion towards all animals, both locally and internationally.

Since our organization is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organizations, all donations are tax deductible.

Your entries and donate-to votes will help Road Dogs & Rescue rescue more 'special' dogs, help others struggling with special needs pets, and keep powering towards our goal of a sanctuary and healing centre.

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