Even Though Brodie Got His Face Disfigured and Partially Blind As A Baby By His Mother, Today He’s Trained To Become A Therapy Dog
Brodie is a one-of-a-kind dog. At the tender age of 13 days, the German shepherd and border collie mix heroically survived an attack by his own mother. However, the incident left the puppy partially blind and with a severely damaged face as a result of the attack. Brodie has since taken on the appearance of a Picasso work, but he is all the more adorable for it, enticing everyone with his enormous heart and powerful energy.
Brodie was attacked by his mother when he was just 13 days old, resulting in severe cranial and facial injuries. The puppy’s jaw fused together as he matured, disfiguring his face and causing partial blindness.
After his first adoption, Brodie appeared to have found his permanent family. But, because he was “too energetic,” his prior owner opted to return the puppy to Old MacDonald Kennels in Alberta, Canada.
Brodie was lucky enough to find a new forever family that didn’t mind his chances and believed he was destined for them.
Brodie’s story moved millions of people, but his new forever family Amanda Richter, 30, and her partner Brad Ames, 23, were especially moved.
After seeing the photo the pup online, they fell in love in an instant. They traveled to the shelter and adopt him on the same day, and since then, they’ve been inseparable.
“He’s absolutely hyper, but he’s incredibly bright.” His intellect is fine, and he frequently learns things in under 10 minutes, which tells me he’s a brilliant kid,” Amanda told Metro.
And now, this brave and lovely puppy is being taught to be a therapy dog, allowing him to assist anyone living with a disability.
Before becoming part of his forever family, Brodie was once adopted by a person who gave him back due to the pup’s endless energy.
His mother is currently assisting him in his training to become a therapy dog so that he can assist people with disabilities and visual differences. “All he needed was patience and someone to be consistent,” Amanda said, adding that Brodie is a gifted young man who improves every week.
These are photos of Brodie as a baby living in the rescue shelter.