Golden Retriever puppy gets prosthetic paw

By: NBC News Email
By: NBC News Email

An up-and-coming therapy dog is turning heads and stealing hearts.

The 11-week-old Golden Retriever is training to help people going through rehab, and she has a very special trait that's making her a unique fit for the job.

However, there's something different about Lily; she's missing a paw.

"I really wanted to get a pet that could work alongside me that could help my patients. She did seem like the perfect choice," explains occupational therapist Heather Mullin.

It was a complication during her birth and Mullin is hoping to turn it into something positive for her patients.

On Wednesday, technicians fitted her for her very own prosthetic paw.


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