Senior dogs are some of the greatest companions in the world. They have lived long lives, and have given their best years to their families. They’ve earned their retirement, but unfortunately, they don’t always get the love and respect they deserve.
One senior dog named Stewie had earned himself a long and loving retirement but was unfortunately not given the love he deserved. When his owners bought a new house, they decided not to bring him along. In fact, they chose to abandon him and merely left him behind.
When they drove away, they locked him outside and left him to fend for himself. He was forced to survive on the streets, digging among the trash and the refuse as he fought to find something, anything to fill his empty stomach. At night, he curled up to sleep underneath the house he had once called home.
For one year, he slept underneath that house, hoping that it was merely an accident and that his family would come back for him. They never did. Luckily, neighbors reached out to Hope For Paws Rescue who was more than willing to come and save the sweet senior.
At first, he didn’t want to be saved and wasn’t sure what to make of it. He quickly found out that they were there to save him, and was more than happy to leave behind the only home he’d ever known. They immediately took him to the veterinarian, knowing that he desperately needed help.
They had to give him surgery to remove the tumors that he was covered in, but first, they needed to give him an x-ray. They discovered that his stomach was full of rocks that he had eaten in a desperate attempt to survive. Luckily, he suffered no ill effects and was able to be placed in a perfect foster home. He now gets to live out the rest of his life in a loving home where he will never again have to worry.