Unfortunately, the average lifespan of a dog is not as long as we would like it to be. They are part of our lives, but they spend their whole lives with us, so we try to give them the best life we can while they are with us. We know that they have earned everything they have.
Zach Skow, co-founder of Marley’s Mutts and Pawsitive Change Program, who discovered an old dog named Henry at a rescue facility in Tehachapi, California, has this opinion. The 16-year-old dog was not as agile or vivacious as the other dogs at the shelter, and he seemed exhausted and had rough gray patches on his coat.
Zach was very saddened by the dog’s situation and couldn’t stand to think that this was how the dog would spend his last years. So, in March, he jumped at the chance to become Henry’s adoptive father. His goal was to make sure Henry met new people and did things that made him happy.
Henry had trouble walking at first because he was old, but to everyone’s surprise, the friendly dog tried hard to get energy from inside, and it didn’t take long before they saw him pacing and racing around Zach’s yard like he was a puppy. It was hard for his adoptive father to believe.
Henry was old, and he also had cancer of the testicles, which was found out when he was in the shelter. He was lucky that surgery helped him get better. This puppy was trying very hard to stay alive.
Zach said that Henry wouldn’t be with him for a long time. He thought the old dog only had a couple of months left. Zach was surprised that the dog kept beating the odds and seemed to get younger as time went on.
No matter how happy Zach was with Henry’s progress, he knew he couldn’t keep him forever. So he set out to find Henry a forever family. After all, his main goal was to make this cute little puppy live longer.
Henry was an old man, but he was still full of life and energy, so it was easy for him to find a home. His new mom loves him fiercely, takes care of him every day, and even shares photos of their adventures on Instagram.
Henry is still able to go for a walk and enjoy the sun. He likes being outside and is aware of how much his family loves him and how many people follow him on social media.
Henry went from being a neglected old dog in a shelter to a loved family pet all because Zach saw him there and thought he still deserved the best in life.