February 20 2019
Dying Man's Last Wish Is To Find A Home For His Beloved Dog
He’s his best friend – and he wants to make sure he’s always safe.
John simply cannot imagine his life without a dog by his side.
Even though John needs a wheelchair to get around these days, he knew he was still capable of giving a shelter dog a loving home.
So in 2017, he met Pawpaw at Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in California. Pawpaw was 11 years old then, a senior just like John. They instantly bonded – and that’s how John and Pawpaw became a family.
The last couple of years have been full of love between John and Pawpaw.
This is the 13th dog John has lived with throughout the course of his life – and he couldn’t imagine a more perfect companion. Even though John suffers from ALS, a neurodegenerative disease, he has treasured every single day with Pawpaw.
But now John’s health has been declining more rapidly, so he has to plan for the future – and there’s nothing more important to John at this moment than finding his beloved Pawpaw a forever home for after he passes away.
“Pawpaw is his family and it’s bittersweet, knowing that John may leave us soon,” Sherri Franklin, founder of Muttville, told The Dodo. “I am honored to help Pawpaw find his new family.” …