Duke spent 13 years in a wheelchair but was still an energetic, loving dog who slowly became a voice for other dogs in need. Mike and Joyce heard about another dog, Misty, who had spent over five years in a New York shelter. Unwanted by the hundreds of people who passed by her cage, Misty had problems with her hind legs and was in need of a wheelchair. Mike and Joyce traveled to New York and welcomed Misty into their hearts and lives.
Through these experiences, Mike and Joyce recognized a great need for a support system for disabled pets, and Pets with Disabilities was born! A labor of love that quickly took on a life of its own, this grassroots nonprofit has evolved into a thriving rescue, rehabilitation refuge, and adoption resource for disabled animals.