Fred is on a roll! Just three months after the tragic accident that left his backend paralyzed, this 7-month-old puppy is happy, healthy, and enjoying his second chance at life. All he needs now is a loving home to call his own.
“Fred has grown into quite the handsome dog,” said his foster mom, Lori Roos. “He weighs 46 pounds now and all the ladies swoon over his good looks.”
Because of compassionate support from the Lowcountry community, Palmetto Animal League was able to raise the funds necessary to cover Fred’s costly medical care when he was hit by a car just a few weeks after being adopted.
Thanks to the kindness of so many, Fred was also fitted for essential mobility tools, his favorite being a special wheeled cart – complete with a custom license plate – that allows him to run and play.
“Fred has become quite the neighborhood celebrity, showing off his wheelchair and skills during his daily walks,” Roos said. “He is a true ambassador for what I like to call ‘specially abled’ dogs, showing everyone he meets just how happy he is!”
Fred has an endless amount of love to give and appreciates every ounce of love he receives. He captured the hearts of PAL supporters in October, and now it’s time for his next steps in life.
“He is a very sweet dog and a joy to spend time with,” Roos said. Even better, Fred enjoys the company of other dogs as well as cats, and he absolutely loves children.
At PAL’s no kill adoption center, they believe special needs pets are just as precious as able-bodied beauties, and Fred is the perfect example.
“Loving a special needs pet is one of the most rewarding experiences,” says PAL President Amy Campanini. “Give Fred a little extra care, the right mobility tools, and regular exercise, and he will return your goodness 10-fold in the form of unconditional love, loyalty, and complete devotion.”
When he’s not wowing people on his walks, Fred loves to chew bones and play with his stuffed toys. He’s happiest when he’s with people, but he is also great at keeping himself entertained.
For the special person that will welcome Fred into their home, PAL will take care of everything needed to get him settled as a part of the family. If you’d like to get to know Fred in person, call 843-645-1725.
Lindsay Perry is the marketing coordinator for Palmetto Animal League. PalmettoAnimalLeague.org