The Story of Taylor, a Shelter Dog, Continues


Taylor. Photo by Bruce McElmurray

I recently wrote about Taylor, a shelter dog and the San Luis Valley Animal Welfare Society where he has been a resident for almost one year. Taylor’s story was a sad one. We wanted to adopt him to give him a loving forever home. Taylor is now 11 years old and his back legs just would not work well enough for him to get up the numerous steps to our home. We were terribly disappointed that adopting him would not work.  We did not want to leave him to spend his final days in the shelter, never knowing a loving home. It was highly unlikely that he would have another chance due to his age and disability.  

Subsequent Shelter Visit: 

I had visited the shelter and Taylor one other time after having him brought to our cabin. Taylor had followed me to the vehicle wanting to go home with me at that time. My heart was broken again as we still could not accommodate him due to those steps. The shelter staff had to lead him back so I could even leave. I could see the disappointment and rejection in his eyes, and again it broke my heart. We needed a plan of some kind to pursue the adoption of Taylor. 

We Needed A Workable Plan: 

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