Just like our kids turn into complete grown-ups in a blink of an eye, puppyhood also doesn’t last long, and once the playful and small pooches grow into protective adults in just a very short period of time.
But this is not the case for Ranger, a German shepherd that will always stay as small as in his puppyhood. Shepherds are known for growing into large powerful dogs and it’s hard to imagine a single German shepherd that can stay so tiny in his entire life. Indeed, it is but Ranger’s case is very rare and has its explanation.
The rare condition of this special dog is called Pituitary Dwarfism which was caused by a parasite that the puppy was infected with. Before the adoption, the puppy has had an infection caused by a parasite called Coccidia that made him look smaller than his same range mates. Although weeks later the pup was parasite-free, it was not over yet.
The owners found out about the Giardia and even being able to overcome all the health issues they still discovered that Ranger won’t grow at a normal rate and was diagnosed with Pituitary Dwarfism. Ranger’s story is one of those touching stories where the family stands behind you no matter what hardships you go through and the main reason for his recovery is the Mayo family that supported the pup, gave love and care to the dog.
Now Ranger is happier than ever and lives his best life with his loved ones. Scroll down to see the photos of this adorable pup.