Jet is a 48 lb. old black Labrador Retriever.  She entered the Dog Lodge program on the 21st of September, 2019 and we are delighted to have her with us.

In 2017, Jet began to show signs of ambulatory paralysis of the lower hind legs.  She went through an initial medical evaluation during which x-rays of her spine were taken.  They did not show any obvious fractures or other potential causes for her problem.  Over a period of 3 days, her condition progressed to non-ambulatory paraparesis.  She was referred to the veterinary hospital at TX A&M.  An MRI revealed cyst-like lesions located centrally within her spinal cord.  The sacs in the lesions were filled with a fluid which was drained.

Unfortunately, no one has been able to determine why Jet developed the cystic lesions and though all were hopeful that removing the fluid may have ultimately led to her regaining the use of her hind legs, that has not been the case.  

Jet is a loving dog with the sweetest personality.  Cuddling is one of her favorite activities.  She loves everyone she meets, and all the Dog Lodge residents have welcomed her into the group with open paws.

Jet has been measured for her wheelchair and given the amount of energy she has, we have no doubt that once she is on wheels, she is going to be back on the move once again.  “Jet” is a perfect name for this gal – it’s hard to keep up with her when we have her out with an assist lift.  We can only imagine how fast she’s going to be on 2 legs and 2 wheels!

We are so happy that Jet has joined our family at Dog Lodge.  She is a wonderful example for all of us – no matter what life throws at you, keep moving forward…