Woman Who Wanted A Puppy Ends Up Adopting A Dog With No Paws

When Kit Shinobu first decided to get a dog, she wanted a tiny, adorable puppy. Instead, she found Maya.



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Shinobu rescued Maya, now 3 years old, from a dog farm in Thailand, after seeing a post about her on Facebook. The husky needed someone pretty committed to take her in — because she’s a little bit different.

“She doesn’t have paws on all four of her legs,” Shinobu told The Dodo.



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Maya also suffers from some medical issues with her hips and bones. She’s able to walk, but not the same way most dogs do — using a wheelchair makes it so much easier for her to get around.



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And so, instead of picking out a cute little puppy, Shinobu adopted Maya and made a best friend for life.



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Maya is an extremely active, loving dog, and doesn’t let anything hold her back.

“She is frisky and strong,” Shinobu said. “She likes to play ball and sleep a lot.”



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Maya also has a best friend named Mamon, another husky, and she runs around and plays with him every chance she gets.



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Maya loves swimming …



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… snuggling …



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… and most of all running, because, thanks to her wheelchair and her amazing mom, she can run as fast and as far as her heart desires.



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Shinobu could have had a puppy, but instead she chose to rescue Maya, and that decision has changed both of their lives forever.




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You can follow Maya and all of her adventures on her Instagram account