The truth is, we’re not sure how much time 17-year-old Ted has left. What we do know is that he has had to endure waaaaaay more than his fair share of heartache over his long life.

We met this sweet old man two weeks ago when our team assisted with a local rescue. Upon arrival, we learned that we would be removing 36 animals from truly horrific conditions, and Ted was one of 33 dogs residing in a mountain of dirty wire crates. It was gut-wrenching to see the distress written all over Ted’s little face… but we knew all the good that was in store for this 22-pound Chihuahua/Terrier mix. Although we couldn’t explain to him that his suffering was finally coming to an end, his big brown eyes let us know he trusted us.

This afternoon, Ted is simply over the moon to be safe, dry, and comfortable as he rests quietly in his spacious kennel. He has much to look forward to every day in this new chapter in his life: delicious meals he can depend on, clean blankets he can snuggle up in, and plenty of grass he can roll around in.

And let us tell you, he genuinely appreciates every single second of it.

It’s difficult to describe the feeling of watching animals from neglectful situations settle into a life of comfort with us… and the best part is that it’s just the beginning. We are so looking forward to the day when Ted is scooped up by a family committed to making sure he feels nothing but love, security, and happiness for whatever time he has left.

He’s already waited 17 years for it… can you help us make sure he doesn’t have to wait much longer?

Interested in giving this senior sweetheart a plot twist of a lifetime? Come by the New Hampshire SPCA tomorrow to meet him between 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Can’t adopt but still want to help Ted? Please share his story to help us reach potential adopters! Thank you! ❤

This Pet of the Week is brought to you by our generous Top Dog Sponsor, Tito’s Handmade Vodka. Join us for the Auction for the Animals on Saturday, November 11th at Wentworth by the Sea Hotel to help save more animals like Ted.