Tiny Dog Born Without Front Legs Proves Anything Is Possible And Gets Around By Hopping

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Meet Nessie McNubbins, a two-legged Chihuahua mix. Nessie was born with no front legs, and she had a tough time finding a forever family.

She was returned to the same shelter three times — she just couldn’t seem to find someone who could care for her. That is, until a woman came across her photo on Facebook.

Nessie’s new mom, Theresa Loyacano, wasn’t looking for a dog, but when she saw Nessie’s picture, she knew she had to bring the sweet girl home. Nessie was nervous about her new home — after all, she’d been rejected so many times — but after a few days, she started to settle in.

Although Nessie has a set of wheels to help her get around, her favorite way to move is by hopping on her back legs.

Theresa told the Dodo, “She’s like a little kangaroo. I don’t think Nessie got the memo that she’s not supposed to be able to do the things that she does. She’s up and down the stairs, she jumps up and down from the furniture, she just hops around like nobody told her that she shouldn’t.”

Nessie may be a little different, but that doesn’t stop her from living life to the fullest. And she’s quite an inspiration — she proves that no matter the challenges, you can always succeed if you put your mind to it.

Check out the video of this adorable hopping dog!

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