Press release: Walkin’ Pets
Special needs dogs are often overlooked at rescues, sometimes spending up to three times as long at the shelter waiting to find their forever home. Giving rescue dogs the mobility support they need makes them more adoptable and gives them the freedom they need to lead an active life. Walkin’ Pets, a New Hampshire-based pet mobility company, has made it their mission to support paralyzed rescue dogs and shine a light on their stories.
Billie Valentine was the last dog left at a high-kill shelter in Los Angeles, California. On the day of his rescue, Valentine’s Day, he was scheduled to be euthanized. Thankfully, a rescue called Vanderpump Dogs, founded by Lisa Vanderpump, star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules, was able to save his life from the unimaginable. Having been given a second chance at life on the International Day of Love, he was named Billie Valentine.
Though paralyzed, Billie remains the happiest little dog with the best disposition. Walkin’ Pets donated a rear wheelchair to Billie, where he could finally get back up on his feet and take his very first independent steps.
An Instagram post about Billie mentioned, “Billie immediately stole all our hearts! He has such an ambitious energy, loving spirit, and speed – he is so fast! He can finally run, play, and be as free and as fast as he wants to be. He loves his wheels and could not be happier. We can barely keep up with him. His life has been unimaginably hard and scary, but you would never know it. His amazing spirit shining through his recovery, is why we do what we do. Thank you so much to Walkin’ Pets for this amazing gift for Billie.”
Now that Billie is set up for a successful life, there is one thing left that he still needs – a forever home. Walkin’ Pets is searching for a loving home for Billie – who will tend to his special needs and give him the time and attention he needs to thrive and live a happy, healthy life.
If you or someone you know would be willing to welcome Billie Valentine into your home with open arms, please reach out to Vanderpump Dog Rescue.o