Senior Poodle Rescued From the Streets Longs to Grow Old in a Forever Home

They say behind every resilient spirit is a dog that was once at the mercy of fate, and we couldn’t agree more. When Wally — a 7-year-old male Poodle Mix — was brought to the City of San Jose Animal Care, the darkness of his plight was obvious. 

Senior Poodle Rescued From the Streets Longs to Grow Old in a Forever Home

He had severely matted fur that caused him so much discomfort, overgrown nails, a painful abscess, and a myriad of infections. Deeply moved by Wally’s heartrending state, the team liaised with the Silicon Valley Pet Project (SVPP), who officially kick-started the journey of liberating this senior street pup from the agonizing burdens of his physical health.

Wally’s Health Needs Addressed

Senior Poodle Rescued From the Streets Longs to Grow Old in a Forever Home

Understanding the severity of Wally’s physical condition, the veterinarian team at SVPP tended to his immediate medical needs, relieving him of his suffering. They also neutered him and addressed his dental health needs, all in an effort to improve his overall well-being. Under the watchful eye of the veterinarian team and shelter staff at SVPP, Wally began making notable improvements in his health.

Life-Changing Fostering Experience

SVPP got Wally into a foster home, which marked a pivotal moment in his healing journey. While under foster care, Wally found companionship, tender love, and gentle care, things he clearly had missed out on for a long time.

Senior Poodle Rescued From the Streets Longs to Grow Old in a Forever Home

Thanks to his foster family, who were his staunchest allies committed to helping him hit milestones — big or small — in his recovery, Wally began to radiate optimism for a brighter tomorrow. With every passing day, he started to come out of his shell a little more, often seen busy entertaining himself with his toys, playing with his foster brother, and enjoying walks in the rain.

Everyone at the shelter knows too well how far Wally has come. He’s a completely different dog from the one initially brought in and is now more than ready to forge new memories in a forever home.

Aging Wally Needs a Forever Family 

Wally desires to live out the rest of his senior years in a caring, permanent home. He is fully house-trained, has low exercise needs, and has mastered basic obedience training commands. This sweet, gray-muzzled fluff with a heart full and a soft spot for snuggles of love yearns for a real family that will show him what it truly means to be a cherished pet. 

Senior Poodle Rescued From the Streets Longs to Grow Old in a Forever Home

Given his harrowing life experiences, Wally is a bit cautious of unfamiliar faces and will thrive best with a family that will exercise patience with him and not tire of socializing him. If you’d like to offer Wally the greatest gift that any senior shelter pup with a painful past could ever ask for — a stable, loving home — please contact the Silicon Valley Pet Project for more details about his adoption. 


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