You Helped This Adorable Parvo Survivor Find A Life Of Luxury!

Written by: Molly Weinfurter
Molly Weinfurter is a writer for iHeartDogs, and she’s passionate about helping animals in need. She volunteers for Bailing Out Benji and a local dog rescue.Read more
| Published on April 27, 2023

Products purchased from the iHeartDogs store help raise funds for Greater Good Charities. Greater Good Charities benefits a variety of animals through its GOODS Program, which provides healthy meals to shelters and rescues. These donations have saved the lives of many animals.

Gator, the Lab puppy, is the perfect example of a dog who has benefitted from the GOODS Program. Someone surrendered him to A Lab for Life, a foster-based rescue in Edmond, Oklahoma, because he had a severe case of parvo. Parvo can be deadly, especially without proper treatment, so Gator stayed at the vet for the first three days to begin his recovery.

Parvo puppy in crate

After those three days, the vet decided that Gator was ready to head into foster care. His foster family had to monitor him closely and give him subcutaneous fluids. Thanks to their special care, Gator survived and is now feeling better than ever!

Gator’s Dreams Come True

Once Gator was strong enough, he went up for adoption and quickly found the perfect family. Gator was adopted by a young couple who loves to spoil him and give him a life of luxury. He loves playing in the snow in the winter, and in the summer, he regularly joins his humans on vacations to their lake house.

Gator’s recovery and adoption are all thanks to the wonderful donations A Lab for Life receives. The GOODS Program provides healthy meals for the dogs in their care so they can focus on other aspects, such as medical needs. Not having to spend as much money on supplies allowed the rescue to have enough funds to support Gator’s parvo treatment.

Lab recovers from parvo

“The GOODS Program has made it possible for us to save money on supplies so that we can spend that money on dogs that need help,” A Lab for Life wrote.

Every product purchased from the iHeartDogs store can make a huge impact for dogs like Gator. This adorable pup will never have to feel alone again because A Lab for Life helped him find the wonderful family he deserves. Even small donations can help rescues and shelters save more lives. So, thank you to all the heroes who have bought products to help dogs in need!

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