We shared Jasper‘s story recently. His mobility was improving well from his spinal condition hemivertebrae, with hydrotherapy and regular exercise sessions.

We now have an update from his foster Mum, as follows:

“Jasper continues to go from strength to strength, loving this weather and getting around the garden without his wheels which was the aim. He still enjoys his longer wheeled walks around the fields when he can, keeping up with the rest of his grumble.

Jasper’s also been road testing some boots recommended by another pug mum and has awarded them 10/10. Here he is suited and booted and ready to go.

He does enjoy life, despite looking a bit glum in his trouser suit, Mum thinks she chose the wrong colour!”


This is Jasper.  This is his story so far.

Jasper’s foster Mum tells us:

“Jasper, a beautiful, handsome boy came into my life.  He sadly had been diagnosed with the spinal condition hemivertebrae which, despite Veterinary intervention, meant he could not walk unaided.  He came with a set of wheels though, and speeds around on these, easily keeping up with the other pugs in my grumble while out walking.

In the house, he pulls himself along on his front legs, with a little bit of assistance from the hind legs, especially on carpeted areas where he can gain more traction.  A course of hydrotherapy, and twice daily exercise sessions have helped, and he will now venture into the garden without his wheels.  This gives him a measure of independence which was the aim.

He’s integrated into our grumble with no trouble at all and looks so cute especially in his trouser-suit: but he does look glum in it, perhaps I chose the wrong colour!  Don’t be fooled though, he has a temper if things don’t go his way! “