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Special Project
From the 10th Annual Shorty Awards

Albert (albertonwheels)

Finalist in Animal

About Albert (albertonwheels)

If you’re one of the 95K+ followers of @albertonwheels on Instagram, you know that the plucky 8-year-old Shih Tzu-Poodle mix not only brings the cuteness, but shows that special needs dogs can live life to the fullest. Paralyzed from the hips down (likely in a car accident), Albert was rescued from a shelter by Jill Lawson, who started taking him on adventures around her native New England and beyond. His Instagram fans watch as he enjoys life and the great outdoors—often leading his rescued doggie brothers Pancake and Norman around Lake Mohegan. His newfound fame helps Albert spread the word that rescue animals make amazing (and adorable) partners, no matter their disabilities.

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