Shortly before Valentine’s Day, a very special two-legged puppy finally felt what it was like to be loved.

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Cupid soaking up some love from veterinarian Dr. Dev. Source: The Dog Rescuers Inc. / Facebook

Cupid, a Great Pyranees mix born without his two front legs, was estimated to be a mere 7 weeks old when he was found in late January.

The pup was discovered in a dumpster in Toronto — sealed up in a trash bag and literally thrown away.

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He has since been taken in by The Dog Rescuers Inc. of Oakville, Ontario, and is learning to walk with the aid of his new prosthetic limbs. The prosthetics were made by Toronto company PawsAbility.

Related: Watch The Transformation Of A Tiny Puppy Who Couldn’t Walk

The Dog Rescuers Inc. told Toronto’s CityNews:

“This little guy is an absolute love with the most adorable personality and a heart-shaped nose. The angels who facilitated him coming into our care named him Cupid.”

Cupid is using “training skis” — the Canadian version of training wheels — to get used to his prosthetic limbs. They will help him develop stronger muscles in his core and back legs to aid the walking process.

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Source: The Dog Rescuers Inc. / Facebook

We can see why those skis come in handy in Canada!

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Cupid playing in the snow on his training skis. Source: The Dog Rescuers Inc. / Facebook

Though he had a rough start to life and almost didn’t make it, it’s clear that Cupid is thankful for the help he is receiving. He’s all smiles now!

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Source: The Dog Rescuers Inc. / Facebook

Cupid will be available for adoption once he learns to use his prosthetics a little better.

You can follow his story on The Dog Rescuers Inc. Facebook, and apply for adoption on their website. They are also asking for donations to help pay for his rehabilitation.


H/t to CityNews
Header images via RSVP Magazine / Facebook

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