K9 carts give pets new lease on life

Whidbey Island, Wash. (KING) — He’s an adorable dog, which makes his situation that much more heartbreaking. Jake, a Corgi, can’t walk. A common spinal condition took the use of his hind legs.

His owner Linnea Hess says it came out of nowhere.

“It was so sad and shocking for us, and for him, too, because he didn’t know what was going on,” she said.

Unable to walk, Jake started making messes in the house. He had to be carried everywhere. Jake’s condition turned the family’s living room into a sort of canine nursing home.

At 14 Jake had lived a good life. The Hesses didn’t want to put their beloved boy down, but they thought they might have to.

“He wasn’t ready to go. We were trying to make the decision that was best for him. So, of course, those thoughts cross your mind,” said Linnea.

Fortunately for everyone, Linnea found K9 Carts, a Washington state company that has been giving old dogs new wheels for more than half a century.

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