Zach Skow, one of the co-founders of Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue, was on his way to the shelter when he saw an animal control officer force a senior dog into a kennel. He knew the pup was confused because he didn’t want to walk, and he kept pulling back and refused to move an inch.
After speaking with one of the staffers, Zach learned that the dog, named Henry, was surrendered by his owner because he was sick and old. Additionally, he was deaf and completely blind in one eye. The man just didn’t think he was still worth caring for.
This dog deserves better, Zach told himself. He decided to take Henry out of the shelter and brought him home. He promised to provide him all the best in life moving forward.
Henry had cancerous growths on his body. He had difficulty breathing and he had tremors all the time. He was in a horrible state.
The rescuer didn’t think the dog would last long. But he was determined to give him the best days of his life. He let him rest as long as he wanted, and, surprisingly, he just got better and better.
Soon, the dog underwent surgery and the vets removed testicular cancer. Within a few days, he recovered. It’s like he didn’t get sick at all.
Henry began exploring the things around him, and soon, he was running around the yard. He did a lot of things that really surprised his foster dad. He used the stairs, he galloped outside every morning to show how happy he was, and he played almost the entire afternoon like a young puppy.
About 1 ½ month later, adoption applications came in for Henry. Despite his old age, people wanted to have him. And before long, he joined his new home. His new mom adored him so much and he loved her just the same.