Oscar 12-Year Old Lab Mix

Oscar was pulled from a shelter and placed in a foster home. In the first week he was rushed to the vet with labored breathing, coughing, decreased appetite and diagnosed with the onset of congestive heart failure with a life expectancy of six months at the most if he responded to therapy (twice daily heart medications). Oscar's prospective adopter said she was still interested in meeting him, and when she did, said she absolutely wanted to adopt him and give him the best last months of his life! Over the next few months, she shared pictures and stories about his loving his new yard, patrolling the squirrels and becoming a pillow hog. After eight months, Oscar died in his sleep with his last day filled with all of his favorite things, even begging for a treat before bed as he always did. Sweet Oscar had a happy, love-filled last chapter of his life thanks to his wonderful adopter!