This adorable tiny teacup Chihuahua, named Boogie Shoes, was turned into Palm Springs Animal Shelter when he was just eight weeks old. The woman who brought him there said she found him in a Palm Springs, California, Walmart parking lot in 110-degree heat.
It’s unknown if this is true, and if it is, it’s unknown how the puppy got there in the first place; but that area is also known for backyard breeders. Fortunately, Palm Springs Animal Shelter is a no-kill facility that is able to work with special needs dogs to rehabilitate and re-home them.
The Chihuahua would shake uncontrollably, and although it looked like he was dancing, it was actually due to a much more serious condition. Boogie Shoes has a neurological condition called cerebellar hypoplasia, which is due to part of his brain not fully developing while he was in the womb. It could have been caused by genetics, a virus or malnutrition. Because of this, his motor skills and coordination are uncontrollable, and he is unable to walk on a leash or climb stairs. Although the condition is permanent, little Boogie is otherwise a healthy pup, and doesn’t know he’s any different than other dogs.
Luckily, his foster parent, Alicia, wound up adopting him! She loves him just as he is, and is a great mother to him. Boogie will be so loved for the rest of his life. Watch more on his story in the video below: