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Joey's P.A.W. Helps Over 60 Special Needs Dogs in One Year


Joey's P.A.W. has helped over 60 special needs dogs have a better
quality of life since the founding of the organization in August 2017.
Over the past year, 58 dogs have been outfitted with wheelchairs, five
dogs have received custom prosthetics and six dogs have been adopted.

"All dogs, especially those that have suffered from abuse or neglect,
deserve to be happy and healthy. We want these dogs to be adopted into
their forever homes. We strive to educate people about the charm of
special needs dogs and make it easier for potential owners to adopt by
providing these dogs with a prosthetic or wheelchair. We feel fortunate
to have already helped over 60 dogs have a better life," said Tanya
Diable, President and Founder of Joey's P.A.W.

Tanya and her husband Charlie Diable founded the nonprofit after caring
for Ella Grace, a paralyzed puppy who was wheelchair bound, and adopting
Joey, an abused, maimed dog who has a prosthetic leg and had been on an
adoption list for almost a year.

This past winter, a special needs dog named Boone, who uses a wheelchair
due to his previous owner's abuse, became an ambassador of Joey's P.A.W.
Boone is educating the public about the joys of owning a special needs
dog and is currently in a pilot program working to become a therapy dog.
Follow Boone's story on Instagram @a.miracle.named.Boone.

Joey's P.A.W. will be having a holiday fundraiser on November 29, 2018,
from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at North Park Lounge in Cranberry Township, PA. To
attend, donate items, or volunteer, please email Tanya at
To support Joey's P.A.W. through a donation, sponsorship, or as a
volunteer, visit

About Joey's P.A.W.

Founded in 2017, Joey's P.A.W. is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that
seeks to help dogs whose quality of life has been altered by abuse,
neglect or medical illness that inhibits their ability to walk or run
freely. The organization is committed to fitting dogs with prosthetics
and wheelchairs (P.A.W.), aiding in adoption, and changing people's
perception of special needs dogs through education. For more information
about Joey's P.A.W., visit

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