Pet Rescue Stories

Pet Rescue Stories: Jeanie the 3-Legged Pooch Brings Joy and Hope to Those Who Need It Most!


Jeanie is an adopted rescue. She was found in a rural area outside of Lake Charles, LA, in the Fall of 2007 when she was approximately five months old. She had a deformed and crippled front leg that made it difficult for her to walk. She was brought to a local vet’s office where they removed the leg, spayed her and listed her for adoption with a local animal rescue organization. Soon after, Jeanie was adopted by her forever family and has been an advocate for rescues with special needs ever since.

Jeanie is a “Pomayorkapoopillon”, a mix of Pomeranian, Yorkie, Poodle and Papillion. She is the star of her own children’s book and t-shirt line, and is a 2016 Hero Dog Awards nominee. She proudly represented the month of April in the 2015 Petco Foundation’s calendar, sold nation-wide, and was also featured in the Norbert children’s book series. Jeanie added “hero” to her resume’ when she was featured in several popular magazines and blogs for saving her family’s elderly cockatiel from a hawk attack.

When she’s not spreading smiles on social media or saving small animals from birds of prey, Jeanie enjoys hanging out with her colleagues on the Dr. Dog’s Pet Therapy team. She visits hospitals and nursing homes, where she brings joy and hope to those who need it most, especially fellow amputees. She’s involved in a reading program, in which she listens as children read their favorite books to her at the local library. Jeanie also works with the Children’s Advocacy Center, where she comforts abused children while they are questioned by forensic investigators. This is her favorite job, as she knows exactly why she’s there and who needs comforting.

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