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Sonny The Dog Doesn't Let The World Keep Him Down

Warning: Feels ahead.

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In an email to BuzzFeed, Sonny's owner, Tina Ruvalcaba, explained that Sonny had a stroke as a puppy, leaving him partially paralyzed.

Tina Ruvalcaba

A breeder they knew had a dog who was having puppies, and Ruvalcaba and her husband wanted the runt of the litter.

When Sonny was a month old, Ruvalcaba noticed something wasn't quite right. "he would walk a few steps and fall over," she told BuzzFeed. "He looked like he was blind."

Tina Ruvalcaba

The breeder rushed Sonny to a vet where they were told he had suffered a stroke. Later X-rays would show that Sonny was also missing a vertebrae, which is why his head hangs slightly forward.


Sonny's life got even better four years ago when he was reunited with his brother Buddy. Buddy needed a new home, and his original owners got in touch with the Ruvalcabas, who were thrilled to take him in.