Dog in Wheelchair Runs Agility Course

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A CNN viewer submitted this video of herself and her disabled Border Collie, Zip, competing on an agility course in Pensacola, Florida.

Zip had five agility championship titles under her belt before a January accident left her paralyzed.

‘Zip has taught me many lessons but, having a disability myself, the most significant lesson is that you can’t let a disability keep you on the sofa,’ she said. ‘So many have told me that Zip has inspired them, that they were going through a difficult time in their life and that Zip gave them hope, or that she encouraged them to grab a problem by the horns and deal with it.’    – jmsaba, CNN iReport producer

14 thoughts on “Dog in Wheelchair Runs Agility Course”

  1. How awsome is this! I don’t know who has more courage, the dog or the owner. I’m touched and inspired to see this wonderful team!

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  2. I almost went looking for a rig like that for my BC back in the late 80’s. I was lucky, he started using his legs again and went on to earn his WTCH in the Australian Shepherd Club Trials. He was never completely 100% and people criticised me for ‘working’ him. I told them, “You live with this dog and don’t work him.” He would have no part of that. He would take off to work even when he couldn’t use his backlegs at all. BC’s just don’t let much of anything stop them.

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  3. We have a Pembroke Welsh Corgi who is losing the use of her back legs. We would really like to know where to find a wheelchair like that . Any information will be greatly appreciated.Thank You. Judy

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