Woman brings a dying shelter dog home so she can experience what it feels like to be loved

A woman help a poor dog

Grandma Dot’s thin frame, battered ears, and dull coat were all indications that she had not led a simple life.

The vet gave the deaf and elderly pit bull, who had probably never lived inside a home, some really bad news a few months after she had arrived at the LifeLine Animal Project shelter in Atlanta.


At that time, some might have chosen to end Grandma Dot’s life. Since February, she had resided in the shelter.

The LifeLine Animal Project team, however, became more determined than ever to find this kind, gentle dog a home with a foster hospice parent.

The “fospice” parent would make sure Grandma Dot’s finest days were still ahead of her while the shelter would give medication and other forms of support.

Karen Hirsch, a representative for LifeLine Animal Project, tells The Dodo that because she is such a kind person, “she deserves to feel what it’s like to be loved back.”

Jessica Miller had just finished the LifeLine Animal Project volunteer training when early July rolled around. A tour of the refuge was the final activity.

Grandma Dot’s was the very last kennel we visited, Miller tells The Dodo.

Grandma Dot’s difficult life and her illnesses were described by the tour guide, along with the hope that, as much as she was loved there, Grandma Dot would not pass away in the shelter.

They wished for her to spend what little time she had left in a caring setting since they realized she wouldn’t have much time, according to Miller. “I was moved instantaneously, and I realized that was what I was here for.”

Grandma Dot returned home on July 8 after being abandoned for years and spending months in a shelter.

Miller enjoys giving Grandma Dot her new life, which she is enjoying immensely.

The dog is obsessed with taking them in cars with the air conditioning blasting, and she is so excited to kick up dirt after urinating that she almost topples over.

Miller finds Grandma Dot to be utterly endearing despite her vigorous licking and fussy snacking habits.

She ate an ice cream sandwich whole and scoffed at the fried apples I cooked. Giving her modest samples of my meals and seeing her preferences is so much pleasure, she says.

Grandma Dot appears to be in excellent health despite taking numerous medications, including anti-inflammatories and steroids. Her malignancy, however, cannot be cured because of her advanced age and health issues.

Miller is unsure of how long they will be together, but she is certain that it won’t last indefinitely. It’s challenging. Miller claims that she has occasionally lost it and “just held her and cried.” “What makes it so much better is seeing how happy she is with everything I can give her,” the author said.

Hirsch affirms that Miller’s decision to adopt Grandma Dot and show her such exemplary love is a lovely act.

It has fulfilled every expectation she and the other members of LifeLine Animal Project had.

“It only takes one person to improve a dog’s quality of life. In this situation, Jessica will prevent Grandma Dot from passing away without ever experiencing what it’s like to have a human love, care for, and spoil her, the speaker claims.

She will now depart from this world as a contented dog who was pampered and loved, thanks to one person who made the selfless decision to see her through to the end.

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