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Greatest Buddies Take In Struggling 19-Yr-Outdated Hospice Canine & Spoil Her Rotten

Lauren Siler is a seasoned foster mama, however till just lately, her specialty has been kittens. A silver-faced black Lab combine named Annie modified all that when her homeowners surrendered her to Dallas Animal Providers on the age of 19.

Siler was about to board a airplane residence to Dallas from Anchorage, Alaska, when she noticed Annie on an Instagram web page that includes animals needing rescue at DAS.

“I noticed her candy little face sitting in her poor little kennel.”


A Unhappy, Surrendered Senior

Annie’s former household didn’t depart a lot data on the time of her give up, stating solely that she was 19 years outdated and had stopped strolling and consuming. However Siler was decided to assist the candy senior in any method she might. As quickly as her airplane landed in Dallas, she contacted her roommate and greatest good friend, Lisa Flores, to make sure Annie was welcome of their residence.

With Flores onboard (her reply was a powerful “We want her!”), Siler contacted Dallas Animal Services solely to be taught that Annie had already been taken in by The Pawerful Rescue. Nonetheless, that they had but to position the pooch in a foster residence, so Siler and Flores instantly volunteered.


Whereas pet foster houses are designed to be non permanent stops on the way in which to endlessly households, Annie’s state of affairs is completely different. At her superior age, she is taken into account a fospice case. As a substitute of being put up for adoption, she is going to dwell out the rest of her days with Siler and Flores. And these girls are decided to make these days as enjoyable and memorable as attainable!

RELATED: Dog In “Fospice” Aims To Conquer Bucket List In Her Final Days


Annie’s Bucket Record

The vet who initially examined Annie stated she’d be fortunate to dwell one other month, but the plucky pooch has been dwelling each pup’s dream for 4 months and counting. Because of some assist from their pals, Siler and Flores have constructed Annie a powerful Bucket Record, and she or he’s already crossed off some fairly spectacular objects.

She took a street journey, had an expert photograph shoot, celebrated a tropical Christmas in July (full with tons of presents from Cuddly), and had her DNA examined – she’s principally Lab with a little bit of Pit.

Annie additionally did her greatest to find out who has the very best burger patty in Texas — In-N-Out or Whataburger. She remains to be undecided however plans to render her closing verdict after a number of extra style exams.


Siler and Flores threw Annie a “twentieth birthday” bash and requested her Instagram followers to assist her have fun Valentine’s Day in August by mailing her playing cards and letters. The cherished senior acquired Valentines from as distant because the Netherlands, Hungary, and Australia.

“A few of her Instagram reels have had like 4.2 million views,” Siler instructed ABC Information. “We needed to get a P.O. field for her fan mail.”


Along with the written correspondence, Annie’s social media pals have despatched her so many toys, treats, and presents that Siler and Flores hauled a complete trunkful to the Dallas Animal Society to share the wealth.


Annie’s Dwelling Legacy

Nobody is aware of how a lot time Annie has left, however Siler and Flores plan to proceed her adventures for so long as she is as much as it. As they put together to have fun Halloween, Siler has a message for all of the canine lovers on the market:

“Should you can’t undertake, then foster. Should you can’t foster, then donate. And when you can’t donate, volunteer.”


Some see taking in a 19-year-old canine as a recipe for heartache. Whereas Annie’s dying will certainly deliver grief to the very best pals who’ve given her their hearts, it’s going to additionally deliver a priceless sense of achievement.

“Till she’s able to go, we’re going to let her maintain dwelling life,” Siler stated. “It could have damaged my coronary heart extra for her to have her final day within the shelter.”

Siler and Flores are additionally fostering one other senior sweetie named Tippy, who’s engaged on her personal Bucket Record. Follow Siler on Instagram for lovely updates on each pups!

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