Taylor adopted Ozzie after seeing an ad for a puppy that needed to be re-homed. When she met the little guy, he quickly won Taylor over! With his adorable personality and two different colored eyes, Ozzie was a shoo-in.
The active pup couldn’t get enough playtime, and boy was he fast! That’s why it took Taylor by surprise one day when Ozzie began to labor and she noticed that the pup had a limp. He was taken straight to the vet clinic where the doctor had news that would change the course of Ozzie and Taylor’s lives forever.
Ozzie was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. He had a tumor on his leg that needed to be addressed. The vet presented Taylor with several treatment options. But all the options had one thing in common: Ozzie would have less than 12 months to live.
Taylor opted for the treatment that gave Ozzie the best chance at a longer life. His leg was amputated and he’s had five rounds of chemotherapy. The day of chemo is hard on Ozzie, of course. Taylor’s dad who lives in a different state uses Uber Eats to reward the brave dog with ice cream.
The pup also has a doggy sister named Lulu that takes good care of him. She’s a very active dog but when she lies with Ozzie, she’s a calm, comforting companion. Seeing the two of them together will melt your heart! Here’s to Ozzie, the brave pup that’s defying the odds every day. To see his full story, please scroll down.