Special Puppy Given Up By Breeder At 4-Weeks-Old Is Still Looking For A Forever Home

12/6/2017

Fig Newton is a special dog. He was born with a cleft palate, and at only four-weeks-old, his breeder gave up on him.

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Source: Fred's Friends

Weighing only one pound, the tiny puppy was abandoned. Luckily, Fred's Friends, an animal rescue center in Penn Valley, California, heard about the little dog. They specialize in caring for special needs animals and were more than willing to take the unique pup in.Sadly, he proved to be quite a handful with an array behavioral problems, but volunteers at the shelter were determined to help.

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Source: Fred's Friends

Three years later, and Fig Newton is still in their care. The canine has blossomed into a playful and loving dog, but sadly has had no interest from potential families.Staff are baffled that such a sweet dog is having such a hard time finding a forever home, but they one again refuse to give up.

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Source: Fred's Friends

Rachele Keech, founder of Fred's Friends told The Dodo:

He is a sweet, active boy who loves snuggling with his person. He’s the most loyal boy around.
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Source: Fred's Friends

While volunteers at the shelter are enamored with the sweet boy, they know that he has been waiting way too long and would like nothing more than to see him move on to a loving forever home.Due to his medical requirements, Fig Newton is also fairly expensive and the non-profit organization is finding it difficult to fund his care.

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Source: Fred's Friends

If you live in or around California and think that you could give this adorable dog the loving forever home that he needs, contact Fred's Friends here.Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.To support Fred's Friends and help them to continue their amazing work, you can make a donation by clicking here.

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