Senior dog won't give up on winter walking, learns to sled instead

Rachel Schoutsen
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Senior dog won't give up on winter walking, learns to sled instead
Senior dog won't give up on winter walking, learns to sled instead

Tess, the Golden Retriever from Newmarket, Ont., was recently diagnosed with canine vestibular disease.

“The episodes come in waves," Tess' owner, Lauren Roy, says.

"It greatly impacts her balance.”

But Tess' family could not leave her behind as they explore Ontario through the winter, so Tess has learned to adapt to a sled.

tess the dog co lauren roy
tess the dog co lauren roy

Photo courtesy: Lauren Roy.

“She was a little skeptical at first, but later realized it's a great way for her to keep up with what she loves,” says Lauren.

“Her sled adventures can last up to an hour and she can usually be seen sledding around York Region Forest.”

Her owners have added blankets for extra comfort and grip. It's an incredibly cute sight!

Watch the video above to see Tess in action.