Last year, a puppy named Frack was found and brought to us with injuries after being hit by a car. Shortly after, he also broke with parvovirus, an illness that often kills unvaccinated dogs if not treated. Either of these issues could have ended his life, but he refused to give up. He was a fighter.
Frack was adopted as a puppy but was returned to us a few months ago. One of our policies to help ensure the safety of an animal throughout their life is that we will always take them back into our care if their guardian is unable to keep them for whatever reason.
Just over a year old now, Frack still has tons of puppy energy. He also seems to have some vision and neurological issues, which can make him hesitant and a bit wobbly on his feet.
You have probably heard me say this before, but volunteers are the backbone of our organization. So it shouldn’t surprise you when I say that our Outward Hounds hikers have taken Frack under their wings to help him gain confidence, and also to enrich his quality of life during his stay at our Adoption Center.
By taking dogs like Frack on beautiful hikes on trails throughout our region, the Outward Hounds team provides much needed enrichment, exercise, socialization, and exposure.
Recently, dedicated hiker Jill said “Frack joined me and a friend on a 6.2 mile hike to John’s Rock.
‘His goofy antics and bravery continue to amaze me and make me laugh out loud.’
At the beginning of the hike, he was extremely leery of the log bridge crossing — but by the end of the hike, he crossed two on his accord. What a fun loving spirit he is!”
We won’t give up on Frack. Dogs like Frack, who have special needs, are the types of dogs we specialize in. Our amazing volunteers and skilled staff members will keep working with Frack until he is adopted.
You can help support this critical, lifesaving work by making a donation today. Since we receive no government funding for our work, donations like yours help us provide care and rehabilitation to animals like Frack until they’re adopted into loving homes.
For the animals,
President and Founder
P.S. If you are interested in volunteering with our Outward Hounds hiking program, please click here to sign up.