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Meet Mel–a Dog In A Wheelchair Travels All Over The Country With His Photographer Dad

Everyone, meet Mel, a dog in a wheelchair who travels all over the country along with his photographer father.


Now, who would have thought that a dog that could barely walk would end up travelling all around the country?

Mel is an 8-year-old Pit Bull dog, was adopted from the Yonkers Animal Shelter by his father, Tom Dilworth.

Tom said: “We went to the Yonkers animal shelter to see another dog when we noticed Mel. I stopped for a moment when he put his head on my leg. Well, that was it! I was unable to look at any other dog in the shelter, Right after I decided to adopt Mel “

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Mel wasn’t in the wheelchair. Just after Tom adopted Mel, he noticed there was something wrong with his balance, and it is getting worse. So he immediately took him to a veterinary hospital for the checkup of his legs.

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It turns out that Mel is affecting with a neurological disease that affects his balance. The condition isn’t painful for Mel, but it makes it a little hard to walk as like a normal dog. Tom didn’t get nervous, and he had decided that he will do something greater for his dog, so he ends up with a great idea.

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Then, to make Mel’s movement easier, his owner gave him a wheelchair. Thanks to Eddie’s Wheels for Pets!


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With Mel’s wheelchair, he can easily walk and run with his dad.

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Here’s a video of Mel when he walked for the first time with a wheelchair!

Now that Mel has a wheelchair, he can travel all over the country with his father.

And he loves it. Mel enjoys accompanying his father wherever he goes.

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And since his father is a professional photographer, he can go to beautiful and charming places!

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Although Mel loves to walk in his wheelchair, he also loves to travel for free!

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And one thing’s for sure, Mel loves his life.

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So you see, the shelter dogs aren’t broken. And everyone needs a chance to have a loving family and a happy life.
So whenever you decide to have a dog or a cat in your family, think about shelter animals first.

To get more beautiful photos of Mel and his father, you can follow them on Instagram.

What do you think?

Written by Martin Schwartz

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