Most of us won’t hesitate to adopt a pet. But when it comes to adopting a pet with special needs, the situation is a bit different. They need extra care and attention. However, this woman, Tracey Fowler from Mendon, Vermont is up for that challenge. Tracey began to adopt pups that didn’t have any shelters since she lost her German Shepherd called Hayden. Now she has 8 dogs and they have been named as the “Fowler Herd”.
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“Hayden crossed the Rainbow Bridge after a battle against degenerative myelopathy,” she said to Bored Panda. Hayden had to be ended up needing a wheelchair after fighting that desperate diesis. But being paralyzed was not enough to stop him because he kept playing until his last day.
With the loss of Hayden, Tracey decided to make a difference for other dogs like Hayden as an honor to him. Tracey mentioned, “I currently have eight dogs”. And six of them are with special needs and the other two were her pets before adopting others.
Fowler herd is lucky enough to have constant love and affection from Tracey all the time, even during the winter. During the winter wheelchairs of pups are replaced by skis, so their happiness continues even during the winter.
As I previously mentioned most of the people hesitate to have a pet with special needs and Tracey also has mentioned that those kinds of pets are not for everyone. Furthermore, she has pointed out that adopting such a pet isn’t hard as you think and told, “If you are afraid of poop and pee, maybe adopting a special needs pet is not for you. If you’re OK with it, honestly, it’s no different than if they were walking.”
Watch the Happy Fowler Herd.
Appreciations on Tracey by people for making a difference.