Annie was a stray with odds stacked against her.
"She was a cruelty case that was hit by a car. She lost her eye and she had a pin in her hip I wasn't even sure she would have full use of this back leg and she had her tail broken," said Kristy Boki, a Holistic Animal Practitioner.
But Boki didn't want to give up on her.
"I used acupressure points on her to help her with resetting the bones; I used points locally to that hip area which is sensitive. She got a healthy dose of reki and acupressure, which she's very responsive to both.
Now, this pooch is beating the odds, and defying gravity!
"Now as you can see she can actually walk and stand up on her hind legs, she likes to dance that's one of her favorite things to do," said Boki.
Boki owns and runs Scar's Healing, a business devoted to treating animals with non-invasive therapies like reki and acupressure. She says the therapies can work on animals in pain like Annie, or creatures with disruptive temperaments.
Reki is a Japanese healing technique that works with the energetic system of an animal to reduce stress.
Kristy offers it to her German Sheppard, Daisy by laying her hands calmly on the dog.
"This is a good hand placement for reki, because you're right on the heart. It's good for animals with emotional issue," said Boki.
Daisy eventually lies down - she seems relaxed after her reki treatment. But you don't even have to be this close to perform the treatment. "I would just sit from a distance and hold my hands in my lap and offer reki from a distance," said Boki. "They will feel it."
Boki has also developed a line of aromatherapy oils that can help calm your pet.
"I put a couple drops on a bandana or you can even put it on the collar itself. You can put some on your hands and massage it," said Boki. Once little Annie smells the oils, she is down for the count.
Dog trainer Sue Frisch says the holistic treatments help her deal with rowdy pets. "The difference behaviorally that this work can make on animals especially that are fearful or reactive is just that they can zen or chill a little and that's such a gift for them."
A gift, that doesn't take much, especially for a pet owner with nowhere else to turn.
Kristy says animals are very similar to humans in how they receive these treatments. Many acupressure points trigger the same organs in animals and humans. She adds that these treatments can stand alone, or work with western medicine like pills and surgery.