Jack, the 9-month-old American Bully, got all spruced up when someone expressed interest in adopting him. The 30-pound pup has special needs that make it difficult for him to walk, but he refused to let that stop him from finding a home. Rescue staff drove Jack 40 minutes away to meet his potential adopters, but sadly, they never showed! Jack was heartbroken.
Staff and volunteers did everything they could to comfort Jack after the disappointment. Someone even gifted him a new toy. And as it turns out, Jack’s sadness soon turned into hope once again after his story went viral.
Jack is currently at Peaches Bully Rescue in Ohio. He’s gentle and loving, but he’s also a special needs dog with many specific requests. He has spina bifida, which is a spinal cord defect. It causes his legs to face outward, making walking difficult. Additionally, he needs to wear a diaper at all times because he is incontinent.
Sadly, Jack’s condition is permanent, but he won’t let that stop him from living his best life. The shelter staff say he’s an absolute sweetheart who loves to cuddle. He can’t go on long walks, but at least his human won’t have to wait in the rain or snow for him to do his business.
“He has so much to offer a family and so much love to give but his special needs seem to scare people away,” Peaches Bully Rescue wrote.
So, the rescue was thrilled when someone expressed interest in Jack. They had no problem going out of their way to give the pup his happily ever after. But when the potential adopters never showed, Jack was left disappointed and confused.