He Was Blind, Paralyzed, And Found In The Dirt. Now, He’s Inspiring Lives All Over The Country!

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Noah, a white Bichon poodle mix, was found in the dirt at a backyard breeder in California when he was just five months old. Emaciated at just two pounds, Noah’s odds were stacked against him while trying to compete for the little food him and his two siblings were given. Born without eyes and deformed back legs, this little guy was helpless. That’s when the rescue Saving K9 Lives found him.


Lisa Marie saw a picture of Noah on Facebook, and within five minutes, she was already filling out an application to adopt her. Lisa Marie was already a dog-mom to one blind dog and had been looking to help another one.


Soon after, Noah was on his way from California to Wisconsin to his new furever home, equipped with a donated wheelchair and custom Muffin’s Halo to help him navigate through life. It didn’t take long for Lisa Marie to find out about Noah’s unique personality.


“He only wants to sit on your lap with his head in your neck, so heart-to-heart, neck-to-neck. He does not want to be held any other way,” Lisa Marie Told People Magazine. Everyone who held now 12-lb Noah found a special sense of comfort in him. Lisa Marie decided to put that to good use.


She began bringing Noah to local nursing homes and he had an immediate effect on people. “The first time we went to a nursing home I didn’t know what to expect,” Lisa Marie recalled. “This little old woman, who was in the dementia unit, hadn’t spoken for so long, and when Noah got into her lap she started to grunt. It was at that point that I knew that he had something.”


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Growing up, Ashley always had a passion for writing. After receiving her Bachelor's in Journalism from Stony Brook University, she now uses that passion to write about the thing she loves most in this world: animals! When she isn't writing, you can find her curled up on the couch with a kindle in her hands and her Guinea Pigs on her lap.