Tumbles the two-legged pup has a very modern way of getting around (WATCH)

Nov 19, 2015 at 11:50 a.m. ET

A puppy born without front paws has been given a very high-tech gift to help improve his quality of life.

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He may be called Tumbles but he won't be tumbling any more if his new 3D-printed wheelchair lives up to expectations.

The 6-week old terrier-beagle cross was taken to an animal shelter in Ohio after he was born the handicapped runt of the litter and unable to feed from his mother properly.

"He's a little sweetheart and doesn't act as if he has any limitations," Friends of the Shelter Dogs rescue co-ordinator Angela Marx told CBS News. "Tumbles was relinquished to us and we placed him with an experienced puppy foster. In the past few weeks he has become strong and is thriving."

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After Tumbles' story hit social media one supporter designed a custom wheelchair for him, and it was then built with the help of the Ohio University Innovation Center.

The Center has promised to modify Tumbles' wheelchair as he grows into an adult dog, ensuring he will have a way to get around for the rest of his life.

Watch Tumbles testing out his new wheels for the first time below.


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