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Dixon is a five-year-old Dachshund who lost the use of his back legs. His owner was laid off and couldn't afford to help him, so she brought him in to Animal Haven. When we first met Dixon, this is how he walked. He dragged his hind legs.

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So we gave Dixon a set of wheels to help him move around more comfortably.

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In the beginning, Dixon was perplexed by his new “legs.”

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But over time he gained confidence, strength and agility.

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So after making great progress, we introduced Dixon to the next step of his rehabilitation treatment: Aquatherapy at Water 4 Dogs.

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Dixon fared resilient. He improved his mobility every single day.

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His progress was a joy to watch. He paddled.

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He wagged, too.

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He even wiggled with a grin.

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After a lot of hard work, Dixon is now back on all four paws, speeding along, sniffing out all the wonderful things this great big world has to offer. We couldn't be prouder.

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To watch Dixon’s entire progress, click here. And, to see what Dixon’s up to now, click here.

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