At the ripe old age of 18, Figgy the Toy Poodle found himself blind, toothless… and abandoned. Who could do such a thing?
The elderly pup was surrendered to a vet clinic where he could have met his ultimate fate. But by a stroke of good luck, the confused, scared senior made his way into the loving care of the Muttville Senior Dog Rescue in San Francisco, California.
When he arrived with his paperwork, staff and volunteers were shocked to see the reason for his surrender: his owner’s wife “didn’t like him” because “he’s stupid.” Unbelievable!
What’s more, according to the paperwork, it doesn’t look like they had the poor pooch for very long. It’s possible that he’d lived in a few different homes already.
But thanks to the Muttville Senior Dog Rescue, Figgy was finally surrounded by people who truly appreciated him. And it wasn’t long before the senior sweetheart got the best news of all: he was going to move into a forever home!
Watch a video on Figgy’s journey below:
Eileen is an experienced hospice caretaker who is going to love Figgy for the rest of his days! We are so glad to see that this small pup, with his big heart, is finally going to learn what it’s like to be unconditionally loved.
Thanks to Muttville Senior Dog Rescue volunteer Patty Stanton for letting us share this wonderful story!