Dying dog needs a fospice home

Dying dog has one Christmas wish – a fospice home where he will be loved

A dying dog, stricken with two types of cancer, has just one Christmas wish…to find and secure a fospice (foster/hospice) home where he will be loved for the rest of his life. On November 30, a heartbreaking note, from the dog’s perspective, was posted to Facebook:

Dear Santa,

I only have one Wish for Christmas. Can you find me a FOSPICE family and a home. I’ve been a very good boy, all I’ve known is being in a kennel and some nice folks taking care of me, they even let me give them lots of kisses. I see my brothers and sisters get lucky enough and find a family and never come back. All I wish is to have a family and a home to call my own.

Despite the sad posting, the dog, named Donovan, remains at the kennel – alone.

Donovan doesn’t have much time left – he needs to spend what remains of his life in the company of people, in the comfort of a home. You can help Donovan by sharing this article.


Rescue organization: Pets and Vets USA
Phone number: 630-425-0000
Website: petsandvetsusa.com
Contact person: Peter Thomas


25W571 Lake St.
Roselle, IL 60172

Note: Donovan can be “dog selective.” The rescue group will cover Donovan’s expenses. Please reach out to the rescue group directly with all questions and offers to help. Thank you!

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5 replies
  1. Christine says:

    I have a dog in Maryland that needs a hospice foster/adopter too. 13 yr old pittie with cancer. Not a single person has wanted to meet her in 7 months. She loves people but dog selective also. It’s sad that she will die without ever having a real home.

  2. Joseph says:

    My vet would say that unless there is a treatment taking place or is planned, the dog is suffering; and as hard as it is to do, the humane thing to do is to put him down. It interests me that the group is willing to spend money to get the dog out of there, which logically takes away from animals that have a chance at living. This reached me in NY so that is an expensive trip from Illinois. Thing is, I think like, if I had lung cancer and pancreatic cancer, and I was living in jail, would it be inhumane if the prison allowed me to sit there suffering? I had to put my dog down last April and it was the hardest thing I had to do in my life. She was suffering. I didn’t plan to have her lung cancer treated as she was old so rather than shipping her off to die somewhere else, I sat in on her euthanasia.


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