BURLINGTON, VT: Please help! Please share! 10 year old Bruce, a #yellowLabrador, is currently in a boarding facility (which is a shelter environment) and needs a comfortable home ASAP. As you can see in the photos, he’s physically in rough shape and needs a cozy home. PLEASE SHARE!
Bruce was originally found wandering around as a stray, which is especially sad to think about considering he has a very hard time walking. His hind legs are weak and he has a lot of trouble putting weight on them for an extended period of time. When he was found Bruce was brought to the public shelter. And then pulled by a rescue who thought they had a foster home lined up for him. Sadly, despite the best of intentions, that did not work out. Bruce is now living in a kennel in a boarding facility. He desperately needs only what a comfortable home can provide.
Bruce is considered a “fospice” situation. Meaning, the vet feels that Bruce can still maintain a good quality of life but we don’t know how much time he has in front of him. Whether it’s months or years, we firmly believe Bruce deserves the comfort and luxury of humans who dote on him.
He has some difficulty with stairs due to weakness in his back legs, but Bruce can manage a few steps (the help of a sling works). Bruce needs to work on gaining strength and he will do wonders with some professional physical therapy. And, you’d be surprised what daily walks (short walks, in Bruce’s case), good nutritious food, and the love of a family can do for a dog’s stamina!
Around other dogs Bruce is friendly and polite. He would likely fair best with calmer dogs who are not interested in intense play sessions simply due this his physical state. The same can be said for children. Cats are likely fine as he cannot move fast.
Although Bruce’s past is out of our control, we can all help contribute to his future. If you are not in a position to bring Bruce home, please share this post! (Sponsorship available for an approved adopter. Transport is not in Bruce’s best interest. He is looking for a home within a few hours driving distance.) To #fospice Bruce, please email Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP ❤️ #seniordog
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