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THE BIONIC DOG ON A BOARD

His name is Gus and only his back legs work. No problem. He has a prosthetic so he can go shredding.

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Gus was born unable to use his front legs.

He was abandoned when he was four months old and rescued from a shelter by Melody Rezzonico.

She wanted him to be able to go out and enjoy the snow with his pals and join her on snowshoeing and cross country skiing trips near their home in Wyoming.

First she got him a wheelchair but it didn’t work when it got too cold.

So now he has a custom-made prosthetic from Bionic Pets.

Gus the bionic snowboarding dog

Gus

 

He seems to have got the hang of it.


“I didn’t know what his level would be at when we adopted him,” Melody told Good Morning America.

“But he’s the most active dog I have, and I have a herding dog, so that says a lot about him.”

Melody Rezzonico & Gus

Melody & Gus

Melody tells us the video and the photos were taken at the Happy Jack ski area in Laramie, Wyoming, last winter.

Perhaps it should be renamed Happy Gus.

Gus the bionic snowboarding dog

Happy Gus and his ‘snowboard’

 

Photos & video reproduced courtesy of Melody Rezzonico

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