Arlington Fire Department Grants Wish Of Dog With Cancer

posted by Mia Adams - 

The Animal Welfare League of Arlington posted about 10-year-old Smoke on Thursday tugging at the heartstrings of people who are trying to make this little guy's bucket list happen. 

These items include: 

  1. find a forever family
  2. go on a hike
  3. eat ice cream
  4. go to the beach
  5. have a birthday party
  6. ride in a fire truck
  7. eat a cheeseburger
  8. have breakfast in bed- meet a celebrity
  9. ride in a police car and bay with the sirens
  10. get a fully body doggie massage
  11. go camping
  12. meet Santa
  13. be on TV
  14. jump in a big pile of leaves
  15. get a professional photoshoot
  16. go on a road trip
  17. get his own Instagram account
  18. ride in a convertible 
  19. get a huge box of toys to play with and share with his shelter friends!
  20. Visit Washington Nationals Park (maybe throw the first pitch?)

Some items, like eating a cheeseburger have already happened. The Arlington County Police Department announced on their Facebook that they will be helping with two additional items. 

"Here is Smoke, a 10 year old hound currently available for adoption at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington. Smoke was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer, and shelter staff is unsure how much time he has left. You may have seen this story featured in local media, and today along with The Arlington County Police Department, we are going to help cross two things off his bucket list, a ride in a fire truck and police cruiser! Stay tuned for the video."

Smoke went to a foster family over the weekend for a visit. 

For more information, visit ABC13.

This ridiculously handsome hound is Smoke, a ten-year-old guy we’ve had here at AWLA for about a month. Yesterday, we got some sad news about Smoke - he has terminal cancer. We don’t know how long Smoke has left with us - it could be six months, or it could be just a few weeks. What we do know is that Smoke deserves to live the rest of the time he has left in a home, with a family that loves him. We are hoping that someone will come and adopt this big, goofy boy and give him as much love as they can during his last weeks and months. Until that time comes, we are starting a Bucket List for Smoke! We hope to start crossing items off his bucket list now, and that whoever adopts him will keep it going. Here’s what we have on his Bucket List so far: - find a forever family - go on a hike - eat ice cream - go to the beach - have a birthday party - ride in a fire truck - eat a cheeseburger - have breakfast in bed - meet a celebrity - ride in a police car and bay with the sirens - get a fully body doggie massage - go camping - meet Santa - be on TV - jump in a big pile of leaves - get a professional photoshoot - go on a road trip - get his own Instagram account - ride in a convertible - get a huge box of toys to play with and share with his shelter friends! - Visit Washington Nationals Park (maybe throw the first pitch?) So, please, help us spread the word about Smoke by telling all your friends and family. We are looking for an adopted for Smoke, but would also be open to a fospice home, where he would stay with a foster family until his condition worsens. You can come visit Smoke anytime during our regular business hours! Of course, we would also love for you to help us fulfill his bucket list! If you think you can help us cross of an item on his list, please let us know. Questions? PM us or email mail@awla.org! #SmokesBucketList #FindSmokeAHome

Posted by Animal Welfare League of Arlington on Thursday, July 26, 2018

We’ve already got a Smoke #pupdate for you, with two pieces of good news! #1 - thanks to one of our awesome supporters, Smoke has already checked an item off his Bucket List! She brought him a cheeseburger, which he was SUPER happy to devour (he wanted to do this Bucket List item again but we told him this was a very special treat and a one-time-only item!) #2 - Smoke is in a foster home for the weekend! We’ll keep you updated on his adventures (this means he won’t be back at the shelter til Sunday or Monday). Thank you to everyone who has shared his story and offered their support! You’re all amazing!

Posted by Animal Welfare League of Arlington on Thursday, July 26, 2018

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