'Miracle' amputee rescue dog is 'shining source of light', says owner

Don’t stop me now! Proud owner of double amputee Poodle who’s adapted by running around on her hind legs says she’s a ‘shining light in darkness’

  • Owner Zach Skow, 40, says Cora is ‘a bright shining source of light in darkness’
  • The seven-year-old poodle mix lost both legs after a horrific car accident
  • The pair now live together amid the mountains of Tehachapi, California, 

An amputee rescue dog has been branded a ‘miracle girl’ after surviving a car accident which broke both her legs, her pelvis and her hips.

Owner Zach Skow, 40,  from California says Cora, a seven-year-old poodle mix, is ‘a bright shining source of light’ who improves his day and makes ‘everything better’.

The founder of non-profit animal rescue Marley’s Mutts rescued Cora from an animal shelter, and despite having both her front legs amputated after the car accident Zach says she lives every day ‘as though it were her last’.

Pink-eared Cora has adapted perfectly by running around and sitting up on her hind legs.  

Owner Zach Skow, 40, says Cora, a seven-year-old poodle mix, is ‘a bright shining source of light’ who brightens up his day and makes ‘everything better’. Pictured together in California

The founder of non-profit animal rescue Marley’s Mutts rescued Cora (pictured) from an animal shelter and the pair now live together in sunny Tehachapi, California

Despite having both her front legs amputated after the car accident Zach says she lives every day ‘as though it were her last’ (pictured running)

‘She, quite simply, is always in the moment and never allows a moment to go by without truly living it to 100 per cent,’ he added.

Pictures of the adorable pooch show her running around with other dogs in both sun and snow on her two remaining back legs.

The pink-eared dog cuddles up to Zach in other images as she enjoys her life while looking stylish in a range of accessories and tops.

A soaking wet Cora is pictured looking delighted in the shower. Her usually fluffy exterior has been flattened by the water

Cora is pictured with sweet pink-coloured ears as she enjoys a cuddle in Zach’s arms


The pink-eared dog enjoys her life while looking stylish in a range of accessories and tops

Don’t stop me now! Pictures of the adorable pooch show her running around with other dogs in both sun and snow on her two remaining back legs

A fluffier-looking Cora poses next to another of Zach’s dogs at their home in California


Zach and Cora make the most of their life amidst the Tehachapi Mountains south of the state

Cora has a well-earned rest on a rug but is bothered by another of Zach’s dogs


Cora has fun in the sun as she plays inside a blue tube toy. The fun-loving pooch often joins Zach on his positive change prison program where he says she is ‘definitely the biggest hit’

The sweet pooch would melt anyone’s heart as she looks up to the camera with her big eyes

Zach revealed his support of Cora’s differences means she ‘is able to succeed and find her happiness’.

‘Cora has the same effect on me that she has on everyone who meets her, she makes everything better,’ he said. 

‘She is quite simply a bright shining source of light which has the ability to bring light into places of great darkness.’

Cora joins Zach on his positive change prison program, which that pairs incarcerated people with rescued dogs for mutual rehabilitation, where she is ‘definitely the biggest hit’.

He added: ‘The girls at our juvenile justice detention center class call her “The miracle girl”.’ 

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