This is Tumbles. He is a six-week-old terrier mix, and was born with only two legs. When he was two weeks old, Tumbles was taken to the Friends of the Shelter Dogs (FOSD) in Athens, Ohio, a nonprofit organisation that rescues and provides shelter for dogs in need. A couple saw a photo of Tumbles on FOSD’s Facebook page. They contacted the shelter with the idea of developing a bespoke wheelchair that would help him get around.
The couple came up with a design and contacted the Ohio University Innovation Center for help in creating it using their 3D printer. The shelter later shared a video and pictures of Tumbles being fitted into his new wheelchair.
Since he is so little and still growing he needs to learn how to walk properly. Once the wheelchair is properly fitted he will need to go through physical therapy.
Tumbles is not currently up for adoption, but it’s likely that his foster mother will adopt him.