Husky Wins the Hearts of the Valley

Eros is a Husky after our own hearts, and we guarantee he will win yours too. Behind his beautiful blue eyes and sloppy kisses, Eros doesn’t realize he’s handicapped. Eros is your typical Husky, with …



Eros is a Husky after our own hearts, and we guarantee he will win yours too. Behind his beautiful blue eyes and sloppy kisses, Eros doesn’t realize he’s handicapped. Eros is your typical Husky, with beautiful blues eyes, soft coat, and a perfectly fitted dog cart. While “set of wheels” is often a rite of passage for your average teenager, for Eros, an amputee Siberian Husky, they mean the difference between a life of limited mobility and one in which a working dog breed, can run around. Walkin’ Wheels helps dogs with weak or missing limbs stay mobile. Eros was often kept from playing with other dogs so that he wouldn’t injure himself while playing.


His dog wheelchair allows him to play without fear of doing more damage to his feet. Eros was rescued by Penny Baker and Arizona Siberian Husky Rescue & Adoption(ASHRA) at 10 months. They placed him with Debbie Stahmer and her husband Keith, who had volunteered to become his Medical Fosters. Eros had just undergone surgical amputation of his hind feet, caused by complications resulting from an infection. His owners could no longer afford to pay for his mounting vet bills, nor were they able to provide him with the constant supervision he would need as he healed, so they made the decision to allow Penny Baker and ASHRA to take over. Eros lost the majority of one rear paw as well as the other rear paw at the ankle, and the vet trips didn’t stop there. Eros needed continuous bandage changes, often in between visit due to his bandages becoming soiled or coming undone Debbie recalls, “my husband would do a midnight run for supplies and we would bandage as best as we could until we could get him in to the vet.” It took most of 2016 for Eros’ feet to heal. He continues to sport bandages, but now he wears them for padding and protection. Without them, the skin on his feet would tear if Eros tried to walk on them.