Gordon the Shiba Inu has grown up in Taiwan. Unfortunately, he had a terrible accident there. Being hit by a car he was left paralyzed from the waist down. This boy had a tough journey ahead of him.
Gordon is a Shiba Inu whose courage and zest for life is admired by everyone around him. Born in Taiwan, this lovable doggie survived a hit-and-run accident. Because of the accident and his injuries, Gordon's hind legs failed and he can't not move around.
Fortunately, kind people learnt about Gordon's sad story. The doggie was taken care of by a local volunteer organization that provided him with a special wheelchair supporting his hind legs. Then they started looking for permanent owners for him. One day Wendy Wickersham and Jim Larson from the United States saw his photos. They already had a dog, but they couldn't stop thinking about Gordon.
Soon afterwards the family decided that Gordon should be with them! They arranged for him to be flown from Taiwan to the U.S., and they prepared the house so he could move around easily in his wheelchair. That's how Gordon got loving owners. According to Gordon's new owners, it was love at first sight. "We thought we were adopting him to help him, and really, he has given us so much joy and laughter that I feel like we could never repay that to him," the owners say.
Gordon is now 11 years old. He has recently won PEOPLE's cutest rescue dog contest. He easily moves around in a wheelchair, loves running and playing with a ball and enjoys life to the fullest. This happy dog is a joy to be around!
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