Written by Grace Park
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Published: 06/07/2019, edited: 08/28/2023
Meet Bowser. Many dogs like him across the country benefit when pet parents use Wag! to schedule walks for their dogs. Wag! donates proceeds from its walks to GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank, which provides food to shelter dogs. As a result, money the shelters would normally spend on food can be used for the treatment and care of dogs in need, like Bowser!
Bowser came to I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven in Warren, Michigan, after his previous owners abandoned him at a dog boarding facility. He’s particularly special because he was born with a congenital skeletal deformity in his front legs. As a result, he’s unable to straighten his elbows.
The folks at I Heart Dogs were able to use funds saved by Rescue Bank food donations to help purchase Bowser a set of wheels — the “Bowser Kart” — so that he can get around more easily. (Check out the video of him using his Bowser Kart below!) In addition, GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank food donations helped provide Bowser a special diet to help with skin and food allergies that required veterinary care when he arrived at the shelter.
Bowser was an immediate volunteer favorite when he came to I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven. He has a brilliant smile, comical crawl and hopping run. We're told he also has a louder snort than a pig.
Once Bowser’s deformity was diagnosed and he was healthy enough to be adopted, one of the rescue’s volunteers immediately adopted him. Bowser now lives with a beautiful backyard and nearby park to run around in with his big, French Bulldog brother. Bowser receives excellent care from his new family, and his skin irritations and allergies have cleared entirely since being adopted.
GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank has helped I Heart Dogs Rescue and Animal Haven since the shelter’s doors opened in 2015. Medical services and urgent building repairs are possible because of money saved by the Rescue Bank's donations. It’s benefits like these that make Wag! thrilled to partner with GreaterGood.org’s Rescue Bank and, indirectly, with shelters across the country doing amazing work for our four-legged friends.
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