Available for Adoption


Available for Adoption



It is inspiring to see Polito up and rolling every morning.  Polito and his buddies recently made the long trip from Mexico to Animatch.  Such a lovely country to visit; however, not all dogs have a great life there due to the overpopulation.  Polito’s was definitely tragic.  

In February 2021, Polito was hit by a car and he spent five days on the side of the road – suffering and unable to move.  A wonderful rescue person brought him to safety – yes, there are angels everywhere.  Since then, he has not been able to walk but this dog’s spirit will warm your heart.

His wheels help him to get around in order to run, play, and enjoy quality time with the humans who admire his spunk.  Just looking at his face will make you smile.  He is such a trooper and despite humans having let him down, he is sweet and trusting.  

Dogs with paralysis, like Polito, can have live happily and comfortably with the right care.  The rewards for giving this special-needs dog a home will be countless.  Cleanliness is perhaps one of the most important aspects of caring for Polito.  Because he cannot fully control urination and defecation, it’s important to keep urine and feces from irritating his skin which in turn can cause rashes.  When he cannot be supervised, he wears a diaper but it must be changed periodically.  

All dogs with paralysis need some form of physical therapy as it helps reduce muscle atrophy and stiffness.  If you think that Polito is not capable of playing, think again.  He has a playful nature and in spite of his limitations, he can participate in the fun.  He can enjoy a game of fetch, play tug of war, use interactive or puzzle games that involve food.  You may even get a life vest and find out if he likes swimming.  The possibilities are endless.  Play and exercise will go a long way in reinforcing the bond between you and Polito.

After meeting Polito, you will quickly realize that he is best friend material.  He gets along with other dogs and would be happy to have a well-balanced, friendly dog to share his space.  Are you the family to offer this beautiful dog with the gentle spirit and zest for life his happily-ever-after?  Please fill in the Application Form and ask for Polito.

"Through your eyes, I may have a disability. Through my eyes you are perfect."



Available for Adoption

2 years
Small (21 lbs)
Dog friendly
Cat Friendly
Energy Level
Grooming Level

Adoption Process

Please note that due the volume of applications, we are unable to respond to all applicants and ONLY those being considered will be contacted. We thank you for your understanding. The adoption application link is posted below and the adoption process is outlined on the website.  Animatch asks that you read the Adoptee’s bio in its entirety before applying to ensure you meet the requirements for the dog.

Fill the Adoption Application