Meet Pilgrim! He is a 2 year old, 52 lb pup who is rear end paralyzed from beng shot in the back. He came to us through Animal Rescue Corps when they assisted a Mississippi shelter that was shutting down due to allegations of mistreatment and neglect of the animals. Pilgrim is one happy and enthusiastic boy- just pure love. He has learned how to get around quite well without use of his rear legs. He uses his legs to prop himself up as he walks around, although he has no movement of the actual legs themselves below the hip. He does have a cart, but really only needs it for longer walks. He still has bowel and bladder control and is great with potty training. He is crate trained and housetrained. He does get super excited and hyper around new people and that is when his puppy behavior really shows- specifically pawing, mouthiness, and jumping (as best he can). He gets along with other dogs, but can get overexcited so we recommend a slow and controlled introduction. Pilgrim currently lives with a 2.5 year old dog savvy toddler and he does amazing. He also lives with dogs as small as 3 lbs and as old as 18 years old and he does great! He has been guilty of consuming inappropriate items- like stuffed toys, blankets, dog beds, so he really needs to be monitored around soft fabric. He has done fine with not touching furniture, though. Due to his paralysis, Pilgrim's ideal home would be one without many stairs with easy access to the outdoors. Pilgrim's adoption donation of $300 helps cover the cost of his medical care. Application, reference checks, and home visit required. Adopters must live 1.5 hours driving distance from Romeoville, IL. For more information on adopting, please email us at [email protected] If you are interested in adopting, please complete an adoption application, which can be found on our website at www.perfectpooches.org under the Adoption Process tab. All dogs are spayed/neutered, current on vaccines, heartworm tested (age appropriate), fecal tested and/or dewormed, and microchipped.