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Dog With Terminal Cancer Gets Shopping Spree and Ice Cream Party

Written by: Scott H
Scott Haiduc is the Director of Publishing for iHeartDogs, iHeartCats and The Hero Company. When not working, Scott spends his time on the farm, taking care of his animals and crops.Read more
| Published on August 28, 2019

The Richmond Animal League gave one sweet pup a day to remember recently. The staff and volunteers took Bebe for “Bebe’s Big Day Out” where he got to pick out anything he wanted. He went for a car ride and got to feel the breeze on his face with all of the windows down before indulging in a shopping spree at Petco.

Bebe has been in shelters since May of this year. He is a sweet boy who has unfortunately been diagnosed with melanocytic neoplasm, an aggressive form of melanoma. Sadly, this diagnosis is terminal and Bebe has been told he has less than two years to live. He also has recently been diagnosed with hypothyroidism but none of this bad news is bringing Bebe down.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

This shopaholic made out like a bandit on his shopping spree! He happily walked away with two bags of soft treats, two chews, and a stuffed bear holding a honey pot with three tiny bees inside.

The Cherry On Top

Bebe got a chance to test his sweet tooth when he was also treated to his very own ice cream party with RAL staff. The only thing sweeter than this happy boy was the four flavors of dog-safe ice cream he tried! Everyone knows an ice cream party wouldn’t be complete without whipped cream, sprinkles, waffle cones, and cherries. He polished off everything- except the cherry on top.

Dreaming Of Fur-Ever

Bebe’s family at the RAL has so many nice things to say about this special little boy. They don’t hesitate to let their Facebook followers know just how special he is.

He’s basically a cat – he curls up in whatever size bed he can find and naps. He doesn’t beg but will happily accept treats if offered. He’s as quiet as a mouse. He doesn’t jump on things or chew anything up. He knows sit, shake, and come and is house trained and good on a leash.

Bebe is patiently waiting for his own fur-ever family. He hopes to find a family that will give him plenty of butt scratches and belly rubs. These are his favorite! Who can blame him?

RAL says Bebe doesn’t like being in a kennel and he is a little stressed about being in a shelter so he has some trouble getting along with other dogs. Luckily, CBS 6 reported Bebe has an adoption pending and he is hoping to go home with his new family any day now. Anybody would be lucky to snuggle up with his sweet boy.

h/t: Facebook – Richmond Animal League

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