When the majority of us adopt a dog we look at it as a lifetime commitment caring for our companion as they grow from a puppy to an adult dog to well into their senior years.
Oftentimes we hear of the horrible, negligent pet owners, those who adopt a dog then give it up to a shelter because they no longer have an interest in it or it has outgrown its puppy cuteness.
But what about the pet owner who loves their dog and has kept and cared for it since it was a puppy and now unforeseeable circumstances are forcing them to give it up? How heartbreaking and traumatic this is not only for the owner but for the poor dog having to leave the only home they have ever known.
Hank, a 9 year old dog has lived in Deltona, Florida with the same owner all of his life. He is a happy, well cared for, well adjusted dog. His breed could best be described as mixed and he weighs in at a healthy pounds.
Sweet Hank is an indoor dog, loves people but does not get along with cats. He is not destructive and is content to lie around the house having his ears rubbed. He loves attention and is great with kids.
Who would want to give up such a wonderful dog? Unfortunately Hank’s owner Debbie has no other choice at the time but to give up her beloved boy.
Debbie was in a severe car accident on May 22, 2013 and 5 days in Halifax Hospital. She suffered a compressed fractured vertebra. Due to her injuries she has had to move in with her son’s family to be cared for. She has been keeping Hank with friends but it is only a temporary arrangement.
Dear Hank is having a rough time. His whole world has been turned upside down. He has been removed from the only owner and home he has ever known. He does not understand why he cannot go home and must stay with friends. Debbie still has a long way to go with physical therapy and recovery. All she wants is a safe place for her dog. She does not want to put Hank in a shelter as it will cause him more stress and anxiety at his age. She is looking for someone to take Hank in and give this loving, polite well behaved dog a home equitable to what she has provided for him. If you can help Debbie and take Hank in please contact Debbie directly at email@example.com.
Don’t let Hank have to spend the rest of his senior years in a shelter. He just wants a home and a family as his was taken away through no fault of his own.
******Update***** Today someone wonderful person stepped up and adopted Hank. Thank you to everyone who shared his story and information.