Meet Cleveland’s Most Famous Pit Bull!

Have you heard the story of Walter, the abandoned Pit Bull who was abused so severely that he lost control of his back legs?

Photo courtesy of the Barkley Pet Hotel.
Photo courtesy of the Barkley Pet Hotel.

His story is making the rounds on social media lately, and for good reason. After being abandoned at a local vet clinic, Walker was taken in by the Cleveland Dog Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, where they are working to turn his life around. Walter is currently staying at The Barkley Pet Hotel in Chagrin Falls, where they say he is getting walks and exercise and swimming in their indoor pool.

The Barkley Pet Hotel posted this video to give an update on Walter’s progress:

Although his trainer and the Barkley Pet Hotel are taking great care of him, Walter is looking for a forever home! Anyone interested should contact the Cleveland Dog Rescue and Rehabilitation Center at

If you’re interested in adopting Walter, or just want to meet this special guy, Walter will be hosting a meet and greet this Sunday at the Barkley Pet Hotel, 27349 Miles Rd., from 12-4 p.m. There will be a $5 donation required for admission, which includes a photo with Walter.

Donations are also being made for a new wheelchair for Walter. It’s being custom made for him and should ship from Australia in the next week or so. You can donate on the Cleveland Dog Rescue site by clicking on “Donate.”

Thanks to the Barkley Pet Hotel and Dan at Cleveland Dog Rescue and Rehab Center for stepping up to care for Walter!

Author: dogsinthecle

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