P-Nut was surrendered to a vet’s office for euthanasia because “he was old.” At 14 years of age, he was definitely old, even by smaller poodle standards. But there was still a spark! Thankfully, a foster parent for Carolina Poodle Rescue stepped up to help.
P-Nut was in terrible shape after a years of neglect. His fur was so severely matted that you could barely see the outline of his little body. He was quiet – almost defeated – during the car ride home from the vet, and yet, in his cloudy, aged eyes, there was hope.
P-Nut spent hours on the grooming table as caring hands worked to find the boy under all the mats. His hair was matted into his teeth, but thankfully he only had to have one tooth removed. Through all the work to loosen the mats and releive the pulling on his skin, P-Nut was patient. He didn't snap. He didn't growl. He stood quiety. For all that his people had failed him, he still believed those gentle hands were there to help.
Once P-Nut received the care he had gone so long without, he began to shine. Within just three weeks, he was a happy boy who loved to trot in the sun and happily greet everyone with a wag of his little tail. It was time to find him a home of his own. The hope was that a special family would look past Peanut’s double-digit age and see into his heart.
The response was incredible! Carolina Poodle Rescue received over 30 adoption inquiries about P-Nut, each recognizing the love in this beautiful boy, compelled by his rags to riches tale. Three different families were approved to adopt. Yet one stood out.
It was a match made in heaven. P-Nut's family had a young daughter and wanted to teach her the joys that a senior dog could bring to life. It’s easy to help a child fall in love with a fluffy puppy. Helping a child find beauty in a 14-year-old dog is another story. Yet this was the story P-Nut's family was compelled to write. And P-Nut was the perfect man for the job.
P-Nut is home. He has a girl of his own to snuggle with at night, a yard to prance in during the day, and a family that loves every ounce of his 8-pound body.
None of us are guaranteed any amount of time. We can only strive to make the most of every day that we have. P-Nut reminds us all daily that age is a number, time is a gift, and life is best lived with an open, forgiving heart.
We are so grateful that, thanks to your support of Grey Muzzle, P-Nut received the medical care he needed to get a second chance. The formerly worn-down senior is now a treasured family member and living the very best, rest of his life.