When Zach adopted Henry, he thought the dog would only live a few weeks. But now, months later, the elderly dog is racing around the yard!
Adopting a dog is always a wonderful thing to do. The only problem is that older dogs often get overlooked.
A lot of people are quick to judge, thinking that older animals are not as adaptable as puppies.
People might be put off by the fact that they have more health issues than younger dogs, but there are many wonderful qualities to adopting an older dog. And it’s always a loving thing to do for a dog.
When Zach first came across an older dog in the shelter, he was saddened to learn that the poor dog had been surrounded for having cancer. It broke his heart to think that the senior dog might spend his final days in a shelter, so he did the only thing he felt was right – he opted to take him home.
Zach figured the least he could do was make sure that the 16-year-old dog would have a forever home in order to live out the rest of his life in happiness – whether that was days or weeks.
He named the dog Henry and gave him the best second chance he could. He made an appointment with the vet to treat Henry, and he was scheduled to have cancer removed.
It was a turning point for old Henry. Despite his senior age, Henry had a will to live, and soon, he was running around and playing the same as any dog.
And after several months, Henry was much better and the applications for adoption were flooding in. It was time for Henry to find the loving home he deserves for his golden years.