Hugo was born with swimmer puppy syndrome, a mysterious genetic condition that involves a puppy making flailing motions with his legs.
"Although we've never rehabbed a swimmer pup, we were up for the challenge," LaBauve-Williams says. "There is a good chance he will never walk completely normal, but we are hoping he gets around enough for a good quality of life."
To help him get there, Hugo gets regular leg massages as well as water therapy.
"He was very nervous at first and uncertain of his recent life change," LaBauve-Williams says. "I imagine he had recently been taken away from this litter-mates."
But Huppy, another resident at the farm, was there to offer encouragement.