Atlas – a very special dog

Playing with his toys

Playing with his toys

This is Atlas. Atlas was just a pup when his journey through surgeries began. Then when he became stronger, he became a therapy dog, a Love Dog. Even though he only worked for a short time, he made a tremendous difference in the lives he touched.

Today Atlas is facing more challenges and spends his days playing with his toys, walking a few steps and resting comfortably. If he is not weight bearing, he is his goofy, mischievous, loving self.

Still smiling

Still smiling

 

So as he awaits the arrival of his custom wheelchair, let’s celebrate how Atlas has shown us all how to be strong and to love with the fullest heart.

With his friend Julian

With his friend Julian

 

This is our favorite photo of Atlas working with Julian the year Atlas was nominated for Hero Dog of the Year.