Cover photo by Crystal Richmond Photography/Friends of the Shelter Dogs.


A two-week-old puppy in Athens, Ohio, was rescued after being born without front legs. “Tumbles” can hold his own, walking on his back legs and his nose, but his vet and the Ohio University Innovation Center thought of a better way for him to roam around.

A 3-D printer was used to make him a little wheelchair. Tumbles is learning to use it now at a foster home, with the hope that he will soon find a permanent family. While he might not be physically able to retrieve or flush birds, he certainly has the heart of a fantastic gundog.



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