95 Pounds of LOVE, LOVE, LOVE

Walt’s story started out sad and lonely but ended up magical. This beautiful, big, old yellow Lab mix boy came to ODH after being left outdoors in the middle of winter—cold, wet, and miserable—and in the middle stages of kidney disease/kidney failure, which left him weak and with very limited mobility. ODH put out the call to the ODH community and a long-term ODH foster family opened their home to him. Once he was safe, ODH set about finding him his forever home. Then Walt got lucky again—a brand-new ODH foster stepped right up and made it happen!

We’re so happy to report that beautiful Walt now has a warm, loving forever home with his person and two—two!—fellow senior yellow Lab sweethearts who have welcomed him in and surrounded him in Labrador love. His forever person is committed to giving Walt the compassionate hospice care he so deserves, and his new Lab companions are caregivers, too. Both of these seniors are blind, and have been especially kind to Walt. Walt’s person tells us that her female senior was training to be a service dog before she went blind, and she especially “has really taken to Walt, carrying out her intuitive duty to be of service and cares for him so sweetly.”

Friends, thanks to your support of ODH and seniors like Walt, this gentle giant is now safe, loved, and home. Walt is why we do this work: He’s another gentle old soul who will finally experience true love, care, and value in a family for the rest of his golden days. Thank you for all you do for ODH!

Update:  Although Walt settled in very quickly and loved his new home and pack, his body just could not continue.  It was with much sadness that his people said goodbye and sent him on to his next adventures.  He was truly a special guy and it was hard to lose him after such a short time.

Labrador Love – Walt with Hazel and Hank

Trying out the comfy bed