Hero, a senior dog, was rescued from an abusive situation by the Pit Crew. Unfortunately, finding him a permanent and loving home has been a challenge. Caring for an elderly dog can be tough, but it becomes even more challenging when they come from an abusive home. Hero may struggle with trust and love issues, making it difficult for him to adjust to a new home. Adding to the challenge is the fact that his rescuers don’t know how much time he has left due to his history of abuse. Will someone step forward and provide Hero with the loving home he deserves?
Hero was given a challenge to find a warm and affectionate home before he embarked on his journey across the Rainbow Bridge. Luckily, Rusty and Anna stepped up to the task of providing him with that home. Having already adopted another pup named Sugar Bear, the couple was on the lookout for a new furry friend to dote on when they met Hero. His irresistible eyes spoke volumes, compelling them to give him a chance. “Love me,” they seemed to say, and Anna and Rusty knew they had found their new family member. Nonetheless, they had to wait for someone else to make the final call before bringing Hero home.
The ultimate decision for their new canine companion rested on Sugar Bear, their other dog. It was imperative that Sugar Bear and the potential new pup got along well. If not, they would need to search for another furry friend. A meeting was arranged to introduce Sugar Bear and Hero, and to everyone’s joy, Sugar Bear was ecstatic upon meeting Hero. It was clear that they were a perfect match, and Hero was welcomed into their home with open arms.
When Rusty and Anna came back to their home, they were sure that they had made the right decision because their dog, Hero, was only seeking love and affection. Hero and Sugar, their other pet dog, slept beside each other and Hero always wanted to be petted by everyone, including his owners. According to Anna, if someone stopped petting him, he would nudge them to remind them that he is still there. Rusty added that even if he couldn’t catch someone’s attention, he would move onto the next person and start nudging them for attention.
Not only did he have love for humans, but he also had a soft spot for his fellow canines. Rusty and Anna were avid dog foster parents and had intentions of bringing even more furry friends into their home – something that Sugar and Hero were excited about. Despite being deeply attached to his adopted family, Hero still held his biological parents in high regard. At the sound of Rusty’s car pulling up, Hero would race to be the first to greet him as he walked through the door.
Anna had to adjust to Hero’s constant presence, even following her into the restroom at home. The beloved dog was rescued when he was around eight or nine years old, and his new family feared that his time left on earth would be limited. However, they were blessed with three more years of love and companionship from Hero, who passed away recently on May 6th, 2022. Rusty and Anna were forever changed by the impact Hero had on their lives, and they vowed to provide him with unwavering care and protection. Despite the hardships Hero had endured before finding his loving family, he remained a gentle soul who craved affection from everyone he met.