Dog Adopted with ‘Only Days to Live,’ Now He’s a Thriving Senior

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Wilson was found wandering, and I was asked to take him in. The shelter thought he only had a few days left.

He was lethargic and frail, but very sweet considering life didn’t look like it had been kind to him. He is missing his lower jaw, as well.


I gave him love, snuggles, good food, treats, and vet care, and he is thriving at 14-plus years! He’s been pure joy for the past four months. I only wish I knew him sooner and gave him the best life, but I will make whatever time he has left the absolute best for him.

The other seniors love him. I even had the opportunity to bring him to one of my jobs in an assisted living facility, and he was a hit! People just lit up around him; grumpy residents smiled and started chatting. He loved the attention.


He’s very smart too! I’m blessed to have found him.

Story submitted by Joanne Muscato in support of Remembering Ruthie Rescue Inc. Submit your Fur-tastic Scrapbook story here!

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