In this story, a dog named Billy is a true warrior. Homeless animals have many struggles. While homeless dogs don’t usually live past 3 years old, Billy was still fighting to live. He was spotted by a couple while he was walking passed their house. A man named Bill saw him outside the window and yelled for his wife to come over and look.


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The couple acted fast. They called for help and a rescue team arrived to search the nearby woods for the emaciated white dog. Finally, his little head popped up! Billy was immediately rushed to the vet. The poor dog was starved and dehydrated. He was so frail, merely skin and bones.

Krista and Bill waited at the vet. As Krista explains in the video below, she fell in love with Billy instantly. The look in his eyes, the pain he was feeling, and everything that made him continue to fight connected her to him for life.




Billy was so hungry. He wanted to eat everything in sight. The medical staff knew that eating would have to be gradual if he wanted to keep things down. No one was sure he’d survive but he surely had a lot of cheerleaders rooting him on.

However, by the next day, things were looking up. Billy was fighting hard and IV fluids and nutrition were helping. He was able to move about easier. His lethargy was certainly improving. The only downside was that his medical bills were piling up. The couple was overwhelmed. That is when the “Saving Billy” fundraiser was established.



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Billy soon got better and was able to leave the vet. Krista, who had been fostering Billy, knew she wanted to be his foster mom. Bill, her husband, didn’t want her to, but it was too late. Krista and Billy had that instant connection, and no one could stop them now.


Billy was thrilled to leave the vet, but he needed a lot of help adjusting to life as a pet. He had special needs and his physiotherapy costs were high. But Krista never stopped caring for him.


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As days came and went, Billy, put on weight and started feeling right at home. He had new doggy siblings too! One doggy brother, Remington, and Billy became inseparable.

Seeing Billy on this journey only reaffirmed what Krista felt in her heart, this dog belonged with them forever. It was then Billy officially became a “foster fail.”



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Billy now has a wonderful life. You can learn more about his new family and his journey in the wonderful video below provided by The Dodo. We are so grateful that this special dog got a second chance. Thank you, Krista and Bill!


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