Patrick does not know it, but he was moments away from death on the day his old “owner” dropped him at the shelter. If not for the enormous heart of a friend and fellow WCAC volunteer that took pity on this poor pup and rushed him to the vet, he would have been put down. Parvo is highly contagious, often deadly, and the shelter is just no place for a puppy with this illness–for his sake and the protection of all other dogs that are there.
Patrick was only at the vet for a day when they realized he was going to bounce back and be just fine. Because of the nature of Parvo, even after the dog is healthy, it is still highly contagious. It would take a very special person with just the right circumstances to be able to foster this little guy. My mom, once again, stepped up to save the day. In fact, this time, she asked me about fostering him.
Fast forward less than two weeks to today, and Patrick is not only healthy and happy, but he is now ready for adoption! Patrick went to the vet yesterday where he received his first round of vaccines and confirmation that he is no longer contagious–and there ready for adoption.
Patrick is extremely smart. He follows my mom everywhere she goes, comes when called, and is already learning other commands like “sit”. He also sleeps through the entire night (impressive for such a young pup), doesn’t mind his crate one bit, and has not had one single accident in the time she has been fostering him. See? I told you he was smart!
Patrick plays wonderfully with his two fur sisters. Hollie, who is also from WCAC and also available for adoption (click here to read about her incredible story), as well as my mom’s permanent dog, Tess.
Patrick would make a wonderful addition to virtually any family. He truly is an easy pup that just wants to please. If you have any interest in adding this adorable little guy to your family, please get it touch with me! If not, please do my poor mom a favor and hit the “share” button so we can help get her back down to a more manageable two dog household. Remember, “Sharing is Caring” 🙂