In Memoriam: Naki’o was the world’s first ever dog to use 4 prosthetic legs. The endless pawsabilities of our partnership with Nakio and his amazing owner Christie were integral to the development of OrthoPets’s mission. Naki’o tragically passed due to a house fire in April of 2018, but we continue to honor his legacy every day in our work. He is gone, but always in our hearts.

You can learn more about Naki’o and the other special needs pets Christie continues to help at his Legacy Facebook page.

Nakio, the Four Legged Prosthetic Dog Links:

Meet Robomutt: The Worlds First Bionic Dog

Watch This Happy Cyber Dog Hop Around on His New Bionic Legs

Four Prosthetic Legs Give Dog New Life

World’s First Dog With All Bionic Legs

Dog With Prosthetic Paws Becomes an Online Star


A Medical Miracle Gives New Life To This… by hooplaha

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Nakio out test-driving his new prosthetics.

Martin Kaufmann & Nakio

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Martin Kaufmann fitting Nakio’s new front let prosthetics. Nakio is asking how soon is he able to get outside and enjoy life like a normal puppy!

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