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Woman Gives 7 Dogs With Special Needs Forever Home In Honor Of Late German Shepherd.

Finding homes for pets with special needs can be tough.

But the Fowler residence in Mendon, Vermont, is home to many. Meet the Fowler Herd, a pack of adorable, differently-abled dogs who are living the good life thanks to the caring woman who welcomed them with open arms.

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Tracey Fowler has a soft spot for the dogs others walk past in shelters — the ones with conditions that require more care and attention. She knows they have just as much love to give as any other dog, so she’s made it her mission to rescue them.

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That mission began after Tracey lost her best friend, Hayden, a few years ago. The German shepherd had degenerative myelopathy and eventually needed a wheelchair. But being paralyzed didn’t damper his spirits at all — Tracey says he kept playing until the day he died. His resilience inspired her to keep making a difference for other dogs like him.

“This sweet, curious, stubborn sometimes full of life and love boy is the reason I am who I am today,” she wrote.


Now Hayden’s spirit can be felt in all the dogs Tracey has since adopted. She currently shares her home with seven. From the love bugs on wheels to the pups with other medical conditions, none could be happier than they are with Tracey.

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And it’s no wonder why! Not only are they constantly showered with love and affection, but they have a blast with each other! During the winter, Tracey swaps their wheelchairs for skis so they can play in the snow.

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Tracey is an angel for giving these sweethearts the home they always deserved. It must be a lot of work, but to her, every second is worth it. What a beautiful way to honor Hayden’s memory.

Watch the Fowler Herd embark on a snowy adventure in the video below, and share to warm other dog lovers’ hearts! You can keep up with these cuties on Facebook.

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