Meet Josh, a boarder collie rescue who lives with his human Angie, and her two cats Roo and Tux in Winchester, Virginia.
Josh started life on a farm where he was fully neglected. Having developed a obsession for chasing cars, he was hit by one and sustained cracked teeth and a broken pelvis. He received no veterinary care. Josh was dropped off at a rural shelter which, due to lack of funds, wasn’t able to treat his injuries. His troubles included heart worm, which is fatal if not treated. Fortunately a border collie rescue was willing to take him out of the shelter, treat him, and find him a home.
Angie found him listed on Petfinder as a “special needs dog”. She fell in love and adopted him.
Despite being so poorly treated by humans as a puppy, Josh is a gentle, sweet dog and reaches out in a loving way by touching you with a paw. He’s now about 14 years old, he has some arthritis and his eyesight and hearing are in decline.
He loves to sit with you while you read or watch movies. He also loves sleeping in his warm, fuzzy bed and eating treats (even ones with vegetables.)
His very presence is a blessing to all in the house.