Even a leg amputation hasn't curbed the enthusiasm of this energetic pooch named Dexter.
Gigi and Jeff Jankowski adopted Dexter from a New England greyhound racing track when he was 3 years old. The Jankowskis discovered he was a sick puppy - poor health is, sadly, not an uncommon trait among racing greyhounds - and it took a year of medical care to determine he had a severe, incurable skin disease. "Once we realized this condition creeping up his leg would take over his whole body," Gigi Jankowski told The Dodo, "we felt the only option was amputation."
After Dexter's surgery, the pup was bounding up stairs within 12 hours. Photographer LeeAnn Coleman took this series of photographs about a month into his recovery.