This Elderly Dog Was Homeless and Lost a Leg — Now He’s Getting the Shopping Spree of a Lifetime


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We want you to meet King. King is a 12-year-old dog who, up to this point, has had one heck of a rough life. One man stepped in with a plan to help find King a forever home, and it started with one extraordinary shopping spree.

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Image from Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue via Facebook

You see, no one wanted to adopt King because he is so old.

Would the extra attention help the elderly boy to find a forever home?

KING’S STORY

So, what’s King’s story, anyway?

Well, As far as we can tell, King’s previous owner simply threw him out onto the streets to fend for himself.

Sadly, while he was out there all alone, someone hit King with their car.

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Image from Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue via Facebook

In the accident, King ended up with a severely broken leg.

Workers at Marley’s Mutts took King to the Bakersfield Vet to have him patched up.

Unfortunately, King’s body rejected all the hardware the docs used to fix his leg — so they had to amputate it.

UNFOUNDED

At the time, the vets worried that the elderly dog wouldn’t handle the surgery well, or the loss of his leg.

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Image from Marley’s Mutts Dog Rescue via Facebook

Well, it turns out, those fears were entirely unfounded. King came through surgery and recovery like a champ.

SHOPPING SPREE

Still, even though King was finally in great shape, he is still an elderly dog.

It’s difficult to find people willing to take any elderly dog — especially one with only three legs.

Well, that’s when TV host Rocky Kanaka stepped in to see if he could help things along.

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Image Screenshot from Rocky Kanaka via YouTube Video

Rocky hoped that with the buzz generated by the shopping spree, King’s posts would go viral and that would help find him a family.

IT WORKED!

We are happy to announce that Rocky’s plan worked.

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Image Screenshot from Rocky Kanaka via YouTube Video

The plan actually worked out so well, that just the announcement about the shopping spree did the trick.

YAY!

The perfect person applied, and King had a new family before the shopping spree even started.

However, King didn’t know he was about to have the best day ever.

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Image Screenshot from Rocky Kanaka via YouTube Video

So, before King’s mom got there to pick him up, Rocky helped him do a little shopping.

Adorably, Rocky bought King every single thing he touched with his nose, including a cat tree.

Then, it was time to give King the ultimate surprise of the day — a new mom.

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Image Screenshot from Rocky Kanaka via YouTube Video

As you can see, King and his new mom hit it off right away.

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Image Screenshot from Rocky Kanaka via YouTube Video

And, boy oh boy, is King going to love his next adventure.

You see, Crystal, King’s new mom, is a truck driver.

So, not only does King have a new forever home, but he also gets to be a traveling companion and a road dog — and he loves to ride in a car.

Take a look at the whole video below:

Share this with your friends to encourage them not to overlook those elderly dogs that need homes too.

Featured Image Screenshot from Rocky Kanaka via YouTube Video

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Tammie

Tammie has loved animals since she was a child. She was always bringing home strays to rescue and care for them. Her love for our furry friends has carried over into her work as a writer and one of her favorite parts of every day is when she gets to write about these delightful creatures.

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