A dog with a wonky face has become a social media sensation.One-year-old Brodie was attacked by his mother as a puppy, leaving him with facial deformities. Brodie’s owners, Amanda Richter, 30 and Brad Ames, 23 – who live in Alberta, Canada – fell in love with the canine after seeing a Facebook post asking for applications for his adoption. After visiting him, Amanda and Brad knew Brodie was the dog for them.
Amanda said: ‘I literally looked at the picture and would cry and just be like, we have to go meet this dog.’Brad said: ‘I spent an hour with him. I had to take him home.’ The German Shepherd and Border Collie cross is blind in one eye – so requires eye drops every day. He also has cranial deformities and cannot eat like other dogs, due to his fused jaw.
Amanda said: ‘He definitely looks like a little Picasso masterpiece for sure.’
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Brad added: ‘The disability doesn’t slow him down in any way.’
Amanda has even set up an Instagram account for her four-legged friend – @bestboybrodie – so people can keep up with his adventures. The account now has more than 156,000 followers.Instagram pictures show Brodie enjoying trips out to the lake, splashing around in a paddling pool and enjoying the remains of a Starbucks drink – as well as other day-to-day activities.
The couple are planning for Brodie to become a therapy dog, with the hope of him eventually helping others with disabilities.
Amanda added: ‘We’d like to take him maybe into old folks homes, children’s hospitals, group homes for people that have disabilities, that kind of thing.’
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