Two-legged dog is an Instagram hit

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BOULDER, Colorado (KUSA) - When it comes to dogs, the Kleeman family has a thing for dachshunds.

And while each of their pups has a personality of their own. But there's one who is a bit more unique than the rest.

"She got a squirrel one time which I thought was incredible,” said Kelly Kleeman about Dipper. “She ate it then she promptly threw it up."

Kelly and her husband Ben met Dipper two years ago.

"If a rescue couldn't take him in, he was going to be put down the next day," she explained.

"He could barely hold himself up with his front legs," said Ben

"Not only was he paralyzed, he also had an active heartworm infection," Kelly added. "And after consulting with my husband (I) kinda told him we'd be fostering this dog."

Ben said Dipper pulled through and then he became “this super happy photogenic happy dog that he is."

Now the dog doesn’t stop, except for cameras.

“This is little Dipper Doxie's Instagram account,” said Kelly. “His tagline is two paws, two wheels, too cute."

And he has 5,000 admirers so far. The Kleemans hope Dippers fame inspires more people to adopt rescues.

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