Terminally ill dog sets out to complete her 'barket list' of activities

omg 31/08/2018

Prepare for your heart to break... this dog has lived a pretty tough life, so in her final days her rescuers are trying to create a list of bucket list activities for her to enjoy. 

Victoria, an 11-year-old German Shepherd, was born in a puppy mill and used as a breeder for most of her life, giving birth to a total of 18 litters. That's anywhere from 100-200 puppies the poor thing!

She also lost the sight in her left eye at a young age, following an attack by another dog with wounds left untreated. The elderly dog now suffers from Degenerative Myelopathy, where her body has declined so much that she now uses a harness attached to wheels to move herself around - a dog's equivalent of a wheelchair. 

Victoria was rescued by Finding Shelter Animal Rescue last year, and it's founders Steve and Grace Kelly Herbert are now trying to help her to enjoy her last days of life. 

Some of the items on the list include:

  • Be a police K-9 for the day
  • Lead a parade with the local fire department
  • Go for a run on the beach
  • Be a 'doggo DJ' at a local radio station

"The DJ played a game where he put cookies over the names of each song. Whichever cookie Victoria ate first, that was the song that was chosen to play," Grace Kelly explained about Victoria's radio experience. 

You can follow Victoria's journey here, just try not to shed too many tears for this gorgeous girl!