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Woman Adopts Dying Dog To Make His Final Days As Happy As Possible
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Woman Adopts Dying Dog To Make His Final Days As Happy As Possible

There’s no Make-A-Wish Foundation for dogs, but if there were, Nicole Elliot could be its CEO. The Columbus, Georgia resident recently adopted Chester, a cancer-ridden dog, from Animal Ark Rescue. When Eliot saw “hospice needed” posted by a charity, she decided to take the dog in to make his last days as happy as possible.

“I am trying to give him normal doggy experiences that he may have never had the chance to do before, and a ton of spoiling,” she told WTVM. “So far he took a ride with the windows down, he had a famous Nathans hot dog, he had a doggie sundae, he had a milk and oatmeal bath (spa day), he went on a shopping spree where he got a cozy bed, bandannas, lots of treats, and toys.”

More info: animalarkrescue.com | Facebook | Instagram (h/t: wtvm)

Chester was found in a shelter where he was dying from cancer

Nicole Elliot couldn’t bear the thought of him dying alone – she “fell in love the moment [she] saw him”

“I had to consider it for a while and decide if I could handle it. I decided it would be an amazing experience to take on”

“I knew that it would be my responsibility to make his final days the best I could, to mine and his ability”

“As you can see his favorite spot is on the center console. I think he feels like a king up there”

“I am trying to give him normal doggy experiences that he may have never had the chance to do before, and a ton of spoiling”

“He doesn’t seem to be in much pain, but he is slow due to his age”

Woman Adopts Dying Dog To Make His Final Days As Happy As Possible

“Out of all of that his favorite part has been any of the food and treats – he still has a HUGE appetite”

“He likes his hair blowing in the wind, but his legs aren’t stable enough to stand and put his head out the window”

“He had surgery to remove some tumors. Soon after more tumors started showing up on his body. Today he has many cancerous lumps all over his body”

“He is also heart worm positive. He is still so sweet and as perky as he could be”

Nicole’s daughter Paisley also tries to make Chester’s days as joyful as possible

“So far he took a ride with the windows down, he had a famous Nathans hot dog, he had a doggie sundae, he had a milk and oatmeal bath (spa day), he went on a shopping spree where he got a cozy bed, bandannas, lots of treats, and toys”

“It will be so tough to lose him shortly, so I decided to take the time he has left (which is undetermined, but not guessed to be very long,) and make it as happy as I can”

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TracyBrown
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7 years ago

Hero!

MirGwenhadu
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7 years ago

wonderful, thank you

JoannaLeś
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7 years ago

This dog is so sad that it breaks my heart :(

AngieTheodorakis
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7 years ago

What do you mean so sad? In general?

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JoeyTai
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7 years ago

Bless you for taking this on. Please be mindful of when it is time to put Chester down. No one should have to suffer when things get to a certain point. Thank you for filling his last days with love, joy and compassion. There should be more people out there like you.

ChrisOrtiz
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7 years ago

We need more people like you. Thank you.

cpd228
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7 years ago

My God. What a sweet person to do that for a sweet, sweet dog. I admire and thank her.

MawulieSenoo
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7 years ago

Soooo sweet! A hero you are <3

MichelleDharmamaBlaine
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7 years ago

Bless your heart. #gutted for your family to lose a love too soon! But Chester... yep. What a sweet pea. #Hero

GerdavanRensburg
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7 years ago

I am crying my eyes out. Wish him a pain free happy last period on this earth.Thanks for the lady that is taking care of him. Bless you.

AnnaD
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7 years ago

You are a wonderful person and what a beautiful lesson teach your child as well, all living creatures deserves love and kindness. This pup is so cute and looks so well thanks you.

KathleenLong
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7 years ago

Just awesome!!! This made my day. :-)

StephanieCelis
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7 years ago

I'm crying. I knew that reading this was a bad idea :'(

RobertoValente
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7 years ago

<3

PaulaIrvine
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7 years ago

it takes an abundance of compassion and love.

HollyMorrison
Community Member
7 years ago

I actually think, all things considered, he looks pretty happy in most of these pix. It's also great that he still has an appetite. I hope Nicole will be sensitive— when his time comes—and not let him suffer. What she's doing is lovely!

RobertBanning
Community Member
7 years ago

You are a wonderful human being!

MarilynSwitzer
Community Member
7 years ago

You are not only doing something wonderful for this dog, but you are giving your daughter a wonderful role model.

DebbieMiller
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7 years ago

how wonderful are you to take on such a sweet dog & giving him some very special memories for his last days - bless you for having such a kind heart to take on what will eventually be a very heartbreaking situation

DebbieMiller
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7 years ago

how wonderful are you to take on this sweet dog & give him some great final days - bless you for having such a big heart to do this for him

HelenMazzer
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7 years ago

What a lucky little dog to have such a great carer.

LolaStraub
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7 years ago

I'm sad that he doesn't have more time to enjoy being loved, but what a wonderful person to do this for him!

SherrieLeavelle
Community Member
7 years ago

Great thing to do thank you!

KarenHironimus
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7 years ago

You're very pawesome!! God bless you for giving him love, a home and not wanting for anything!!!

RobertMartino
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7 years ago

I wish I hadn't been cutting onions while viewing this post.......so happy you found each other, I hope his end is peaceful.

NancyHarabedian
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7 years ago

This brought tears to my eyes. God bless this woman for taking this dog in and showering him with TLC and love during his final days.

NancyHarabedian
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7 years ago

Aww, that is so touching. God bless this woman for adopting this dog and giving him some extra TLC in the final days of his life.

CotUp
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7 years ago

God bless you! :)

SusanMunro
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7 years ago

I think this woman has a beautiful, giving soul and the dog is very fortunate to have encountered her.

AndyFortnum
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7 years ago

what a hero

LauraDivenere
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7 years ago

Am absolutely in awe of Nicole. You're my new hero.

MichaelMontoya
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7 years ago

Beyond awesome. Love this story.

MichaelMontoya
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7 years ago

You are beyond awesome. Love this story.

AnnaDewart
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7 years ago

Considering the cost of vet bills, yes! a real hero for making this pups last days enjoyable as possible!

cherngzhi
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7 years ago

bravo !

CarolynAllen
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7 years ago

Such a selfless thing to do. You're not only only giving this little dog the best final days he's probably ever had, but you're teaching your little girl compassion. There should be more people in this world like you. What a better world it would be. You're not only beautiful on the outside by on the inside as well. God bless you for your kindness, your love, and your compassion. <3

MichaelMason
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7 years ago

What a magnificent heart this woman has - wish there were more like her.

MichaelMason
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7 years ago

What a magnificent heart this woman has - wish there were more like her!

PaulaRaymundo
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7 years ago

Very sweet. Thank you. <3

HeidyBreed
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7 years ago

I love the lady that she take care of this doggy. His eyes make me cry, so very very sad, it is not possible to look happy. Hope that he go softly to the rainbow bridge

HeidyBreed
Community Member
7 years ago

Indead, his eyes are so sad that give me tears in my eyes.

LoriDegree
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7 years ago

You are just the sweetest. What a wonderful idea. He's probably living a tiny bit longer because of you. And definitely happier. Love how he looked after the spa day!

RonaldoJunor
Community Member
7 years ago

So nice ,and heart warming!!!!!

TomFoster
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you for sharing your love with him.

MichelleGoldsmith
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7 years ago

What a lovely thing to take on! Looks like he also has a buddy (the other dog in one of the pics?). Thanks for sharing!

HiediH
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7 years ago

It's absolutely wonderful what she's doing for little Chester and what a role model for her daughter

DianaHockley
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7 years ago

What a wonderful woman she is! And what a lucky dog to have had her look after him in his final days. It is such a sad, but an uplifting story :)

AutumnMidhir
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7 years ago

Brave, wonderful woman. I feel confident she'll do what is best for Chester when the time comes. <3

ChristyCummings
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7 years ago

What a heart you have.

BarbBraun
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7 years ago

This woman's generosity of spirit almost breaks my heart. What a lovely thing to do!

sneakcollector
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7 years ago

I cried when reading this... thank you for your heartwarming help for an animal at his last days ;(((((

VivienFrancis
Community Member
7 years ago

Heartwarming to see!!

LisaPeterson
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful heroine, inside and out. I pray that this sweet boy has more time with her than expected; love can make such a huge difference, and while it may not cure his condition, it might give him just a bit more time. Either way, they are blessing each other.

AnaMaljkovic
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7 years ago

God bless you Nicole!

AnaMaljkovic
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7 years ago

God bless you Nicole :)

JudiResnick
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7 years ago

Joanna Les' I think maybe he is just not believing how great things just got!!! He may have some physical pain, but he is feeling the ve and the comfort. <3

JudiResnick
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7 years ago

Kiss him for me! Your heart is brave and big and I'm sure you are loved by many!

PennyJames
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7 years ago

Bless you. What a beautiful thing to do!

MeaganGinley
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7 years ago

This made me cry....I mean, I was almost sobbing sitting here at my desk......you are an angel...truly, the world needs more people like you Nicole!

SherryaFindlay
Community Member
7 years ago

God bless this lady and her daughter who are knowingly risking great heart ache in order to show Chester the love he so deserves. Take note everyone, this is what true compassion is all about and the lesson here is that all of God's creatures are worthy of love. More people need to do this........

JoyceBotha
Community Member
7 years ago

I sat with all 3 of my dogs when they died. Luckily I could cry as hard and as much as I wanted to, my dog could not tell me to stop. I still keep their last collar and nametag they hade on. Be strong Nicole. And stay with him when you see the time has come. You will see the love in his eyes !! xxxxx

SuszieSchreiber
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank God for people like this!!!! Thank you for stepping in and loving him until the end, where obviously his previous owners could not. You are a saint among dog lovers every where!!!!!

AnnaDudzinska
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7 years ago

<3 <3 <3

Pamela
Community Member
7 years ago

What a compassionate, loving woman! And a wonderful example to her daughter!

LuisCorrea
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7 years ago

Nicole & Paisley you make me believe there is hope for the Universe. I am so glad you found Chester and was able to do so much for him. Luis/Rio de Janeiro

LuisCorrea
Community Member
7 years ago

Thanks Nicole. People like you make a difference and make us believe in hope for the Universe. Luis/Rio de Janeiro

StacyReneeCarmelo
Community Member
7 years ago

Super osm! This woman is amazing.

DeborahAlcock
Community Member
7 years ago

I think it is a wonderful thing to do and the love he will give you in return will outweigh anything else. How do I know. One day an elderly grey hound walked up to my car as I got home. It was dark and it scared the begeebees out of me at the time. It was tatooed as an ex racing dog but despite many attempts we could not track its last owner. After having it vet checked we found it too had cancer. They offered to put her down. We kept her for the next nine months and gave her probably the best doggie days she had ever spent. On that final trip back to the vet she looked at us with such love and understanding as if to say thankyou. She also knew it was time so that she wouldn't suffer. On that day her legs collapsed completely and we knew it was time. Hard yes but also so rewarding that we had given her some doggie happiness. These special animals like special children are sent to us for a reason. The compassion I have had for animals since has been tremendus. Love her while you can.

KatieShaul
Community Member
7 years ago

Such a wonderful deed!

LouiseL
Community Member
7 years ago

Nicole Elliot you are the most amazing wonderful woman! Thank you for your kindness and compassion. this poor little guy has obviously had a terribly rough life and you have done so much for him. You are an amazing example for your beautiful little girl - she will learn so much from her wonderful mother.

ShareenHarding
Community Member
7 years ago

Nicole you are amazing for doing this. Chester will forever be grateful for what you did for him. You know you may be giving Chester a few more days or weeks or months by just showing him love. Now he has someone to live for. Good deeds never go unseen! Hugs!!

JaneHulett
Community Member
7 years ago

What wisdom! This woman knows that acts of love & compassion truly makes us beautiful. Sharing it with her daughter - what a life lesson! Sow the seeds of generosity & kindness & you set your children up for a healthy, meaningful & joyous life.

LindaAbbott
Community Member
7 years ago

There is a special place in heaven for this woman and her family. Bless you.

AnnetteTopits
Community Member
7 years ago

How could anyone not like this? You ARE amazing!!! I pray that the grief you and your daughter will inevitably experience, will be short lived, and what you will have gained will be beyond wonderful. God bless you for what you have done!

JoLeneSonesen
Community Member
7 years ago

The world need more people like you.

BadSyntax
Community Member
7 years ago

She is a GREAT person. I wish I knew more people like that, and hope they exist everywhere and we just rarely hear of them.

DonGuild
Community Member
7 years ago

I love this woman for her compassion and kindness to this pup, but I worry how much pain he may be suffering. May the best thing she could do would be to put him down. I just don't know.

EarlAntell
Community Member
7 years ago

You're an angel. May you and chester have many wonderful adventures together.

NancyBahls
Community Member
7 years ago

My hats off to you. What a wonderful thing to do for the dog and your daughter!

Oscar
Community Member
7 years ago

Good on you, make a dog happy.

Weirdo
Community Member
7 years ago

That's so sweet!!!!

MariaWroblewski
Community Member
7 years ago

SPECIAL LADY

NicoleChristine
Community Member
7 years ago

God bless!!!!

JesseRedHorse
Community Member
7 years ago

It is Folks like you that restore my faith in humanity, You are both so lucky to have found each other, so heart warming, I am wishing that your God Bless you with all that life has to offer, you and Chester have touched my heart in so many ways.

DanielleCelmer
Community Member
7 years ago

Mother Teresa.

DebbieSchow
Community Member
7 years ago

Such a great role model for her daughter too. Glad the pup lucked out in his final days. Yes, she is a hero.

LindaLevitan
Community Member
7 years ago

Just . . . beautiful!

BrendaLeeAnderson
Community Member
7 years ago

you are an angel and hero for doing this!! i applaud you for having the courage to help this dog have a happy ending to his sad life...i couldnt do it...BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! i have a toy chi about 14yrs old now. she has breast cancer&tumors all over her tummy--she doesnt have much time left, but i shower her with treats, belly rubs, &any thing else she may want/need =D its hard knowing she might not make it thru the summer..I LOVE HER SO MUCH!! THANK YOU~!!

EmikoMaxwell
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm not crying! YOU'RE CRYING!

NaureenZahra
Community Member
7 years ago

This story is so heartbreaking. You are so amazing!!!!

ChristinaElston-Hutcherson
Community Member
7 years ago

you are so amazing,caring and brave to do this YOU are a HERO

ChristinaElston-Hutcherson
Community Member
7 years ago

you are amazing and so caring and so strong to do this

BarbaraPolo
Community Member
7 years ago

I am fostering a dying dog who has decided not to die! The large tumor on her snout was removed and found to be a slow-growing type of cancer. Fifi is fine and leads a normal doggy life with my two dogs.

GraceInRainbows
Community Member
7 years ago

I wish this were full of people like you!

PatPelland
Community Member
7 years ago

What better gift can you give than to make his finals days filled with love!

RachelHolt
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7 years ago

What a wonderful thing to do.

VirginiaGreenwood-Warner
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you sooo much!!!! You certainly are a special lady with a huge heart!!!

DebbieGysbersConner
Community Member
7 years ago

amazing adventures for this little guy-- heartwarming and cry worthy!!!

KristaSkarin
Community Member
7 years ago

Great person you are to be doing this for this special dog!! god bless you and Chester!! may he have wonderful times with you till he goes!!

anakuusstendahl
Community Member
7 years ago

You're amazing. Can't stop crying. Thanks for being here.

JanWouter
Community Member
7 years ago

Like!

DebbieDebraEvans
Community Member
7 years ago

what an awesome thing to do.... Is he still with us? try adding the spice tumeric to his food, it kills cancer cells

AletheaWicht
Community Member
7 years ago

you are amazing. I don't know you but I love, respect and admire you. Thank you

MarkEgashira
Community Member
7 years ago

Bless her,...

GabrielaProca
Community Member
7 years ago

Thanks!

KarungiDaphne
Community Member
7 years ago

Nicole Elliot. You are a good person

WendySearfossSalo
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7 years ago

You my dear are a hero ,,,bless you and your family ,,for making the souls day filled with love

ElenaMendoza
Community Member
7 years ago

More power to you Nicole ! You're an angel sen for Chester ! I hope it will not be so painful for both of you when the time comes. Please follow up on this. I would love to see more heartwarming stories about your"adventures" with Chester. And remember ..."all dogs go to heaven" !

Dreame
Community Member
7 years ago

Incredible woman! You deserve the world for easing this cutie into Doggy heaven :)

MaryRasp
Community Member
7 years ago

We did this with our own beloved dog, Hunter, but I am awed that someone adopted a dog to do it. God bless Nicole and Paisley.

WilliamSantagata
Community Member
7 years ago

Your are just one amazing person. My goodness our World needs more like you. You will make such a difference in your dog's last days

DarcieStratton
Community Member
7 years ago

This is a wonderful story-I love to hear about good people who make a difference.

TomyGamba
Community Member
7 years ago

Not gonna cry... Not gonna cry... Not.. *sobs* Gonna *sniffs* DAMN IT! *Cries like a baby*

TomyGamba
Community Member
7 years ago

Not gonna cry, not gonna cry, not gonna... *sob* not.. *sniff* DAMN IT! *Cries like a baby*

JoyJustice-Moss
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you Nicole and Paisley for your selfless act of rescuing Chester from a lonely, suffering death into the best days of Chester's life! Thank you, that the last face Chester saw, was the face of abiding love!

SoDou
Community Member
7 years ago

That is a very cute story! You are a very nice person!

MaltitsaGeorgieva
Community Member
7 years ago

Dear Nicole, thank you! This boy looks like my 14 years old girl dog. She has tumor too.

GunjanDua
Community Member
7 years ago

You are doing a good job. I could have never done that. Hats off to you and God bless.

SmoocanKurtović
Community Member
7 years ago

really nice

GreenHandSculpture
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you x

RadoslavGachkov
Community Member
7 years ago

Such a great gesture, to spend last of the poor guy days loved! Good Job

MaureenWatts
Community Member
7 years ago

thank you Nicole for making his last days .happy as can be I to feel for chester having had dogs my self .the last one was Charlie 19 yrs old .xx.

MarilynKieser
Community Member
7 years ago

If Chester could talk he would say" I'm having such a great time"

LiteWorkerNoor
Community Member
7 years ago

U r a pic wat human should look like. U r so brave n kind. I love, respect ur thoughts n action. U r amazing! I don't think u need Thnx. U got a lot around u. U r the girl. Super girl.i lov u. I pray his life n ur life becomes full of joys. I love u.

IshaniGhose
Community Member
7 years ago

beautiful :)

MPaulaWhelan
Community Member
7 years ago

Nicole is an angel.

YashDhurwe
Community Member
7 years ago

You are an awesome human being nicole with a very kind and beautiful heart very few people like you exist on earth God bless you !

CathyCreswell
Community Member
7 years ago

You are also teaching your daughter what kind of person to be. Warm, loving, generous and caring.

JeannineGrandjean
Community Member
7 years ago

What do you want to bet that dog lives longer than anyone imagines possible? ❤ doggie hospice=awesomeness

BarbaraFerreira
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this woman is an angel. Instead of talking about God and scripture, more people should simply do wonderful and amazing things for others and display their faith. Thank you for your huge and compassionate heart!!! Enjoy your last days, little man.

LindaBrooks
Community Member
7 years ago

hero

VivaCox
Community Member
7 years ago

That is so wonderful. But there is a place that takes in old dogs and gives them love and spoiling on their last days. They even have pics on their wall of the doggies.

mschonborn@hotmail.com
Community Member
7 years ago

This dog is not sad it is being givin everything it deserved here on earth before he goes on. Nichole is an earth angel who has allowed him the joy of life om this planet that he hadn't been given. What a gift she has in her heart to take on such a wonderful journey with this wonderful dog. G-d bless you.

KristinKavannah
Community Member
7 years ago

what a beautiful heartwarming story

BarryKingshott
Community Member
7 years ago

Thanks

ary888
Community Member
7 years ago

may the One bless your heart, Nicole

GladysPope
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7 years ago

Nicole, you are a wonderful person.

SusanHager
Community Member
7 years ago

Bless you and your family for providing love, security, safety and fun for this little dog as he moves toward the Bridge. You will be rewarded. Hugs.

JulieObermiller
Community Member
7 years ago

Bless you for caring! No one should die without knowing love. and you have shown him that! What a beautiful life lesson she is teaching her daughter! <3

PavelDytrych
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7 years ago

Thank you! That's so nice of you. I take my hat off to you!

IreneSpitz
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7 years ago

Absolutely beautiful!!! Thank you so much for making his final days so full of live and joy! ❤❤❤

IreneSpitz
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7 years ago

*love and joy that is

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MichaelDamron
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7 years ago

God bless you.

ChantalWard
Community Member
7 years ago

Absolutely lovely.

LizGregoire
Community Member
7 years ago

What an awesome woman!

StephenPhillips
Community Member
7 years ago

It doesn't get any better than this (except for complete remission), and souls come no greater than Nicole's... This is how each of us - and each precious companion animal - should spend our final days... surrounded by compassion and love! My dear friend Rachel Brockway Mairose has initiated a 'hospice-foster" program under the auspices of her rescue, Secondhand Hounds - and places terminal companions in loving homes and arms, rather than let them pass alone, unwanted, and unloved... abandoned and destined for euthanasia in shelters, by those very same families who promised them "forever"... Sweet little Chester will depart this world filled with the knowledge that he was loved and cherished... which is the birthright of EVERY companion animal!

EllaNikolaeva
Community Member
7 years ago

you are a very kind person. God bless you and your family!

UrsulaLeach
Community Member
7 years ago

I am not sure I could do it cause I know how painful it is to lose a pet. For a while I considered not having any but no matter how sad it gets we can give them a good life and better with me than anyone else I don't know about. My mama dog is now 10 years old a black lab and I have 2 of her children part shepherd and one of her grand children. I know when mama goes (the best dog I ever had) she will live on in them.

EmilyHerrera
Community Member
7 years ago

animals need more people like her!

JudieHathaway
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you so much for helping this adorable animal. I believe that God will reward you for the kindness.

NancyHelgeson
Community Member
7 years ago

What a great thing to do! We need more Nicole's! It would be great if we had hospice care for pets, just like we do for people. Thanks to Nicole!

GabyBland
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7 years ago

We need more people with a big heart for dogs like Nicole. I have 3 from Animal Welfare.

LollyO'Brien
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7 years ago

She is an angel on earth! I hope their story goes viral so others can see how much love an older sick dog can still give <3

MarylouSakosky
Community Member
7 years ago

You are a priceless person ..with a really huge heart <3 <God love your pea picking soul ..He is so grateful to be with you ..you can see it in his eyes .Not because he is dieing ..Because he has to leave you too / Bless you

AudraAshtonBulut
Community Member
7 years ago

Your unselfish love really touches the core of my soul! My prayers go out to youand your beautify family and this precious sweet baby!

MiriamAguilar
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7 years ago

God bless you

MichelleChant
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7 years ago

Your a brave woman Nicole with a huge heart. This world needs more people like you xxxxxxxxxxx

CherylReeves
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7 years ago

both special angels

JennyJozwiak
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7 years ago

Good job, human!

LyoneFein
Community Member
7 years ago

I have been thinking of doing this with neighborhood cats. Yay for you! You are a hero!! I hope you inspire more people to do the same.

JovanaDacic
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7 years ago

Im not crying, you are crying. Stupid onion ninjas everywhere.

MelissaBoufford
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7 years ago

Good girl! Get a cookie too! Sweet/yet difficult hing to do.

ChrisWatson
Community Member
7 years ago

Overwhelming for the dog no doubt. Seems to be all about the human. The dog doesn't want surgery, haircuts, toys & treats - the human wants it. Way over the top.

TracyBrown
Community Member
7 years ago

Hero!

MirGwenhadu
Community Member
7 years ago

wonderful, thank you

JoannaLeś
Community Member
7 years ago

This dog is so sad that it breaks my heart :(

AngieTheodorakis
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7 years ago

What do you mean so sad? In general?

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JoeyTai
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7 years ago

Bless you for taking this on. Please be mindful of when it is time to put Chester down. No one should have to suffer when things get to a certain point. Thank you for filling his last days with love, joy and compassion. There should be more people out there like you.

ChrisOrtiz
Community Member
7 years ago

We need more people like you. Thank you.

cpd228
Community Member
7 years ago

My God. What a sweet person to do that for a sweet, sweet dog. I admire and thank her.

MawulieSenoo
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7 years ago

Soooo sweet! A hero you are <3

MichelleDharmamaBlaine
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7 years ago

Bless your heart. #gutted for your family to lose a love too soon! But Chester... yep. What a sweet pea. #Hero

GerdavanRensburg
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7 years ago

I am crying my eyes out. Wish him a pain free happy last period on this earth.Thanks for the lady that is taking care of him. Bless you.

AnnaD
Community Member
7 years ago

You are a wonderful person and what a beautiful lesson teach your child as well, all living creatures deserves love and kindness. This pup is so cute and looks so well thanks you.

KathleenLong
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7 years ago

Just awesome!!! This made my day. :-)

StephanieCelis
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7 years ago

I'm crying. I knew that reading this was a bad idea :'(

RobertoValente
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7 years ago

<3

PaulaIrvine
Community Member
7 years ago

it takes an abundance of compassion and love.

HollyMorrison
Community Member
7 years ago

I actually think, all things considered, he looks pretty happy in most of these pix. It's also great that he still has an appetite. I hope Nicole will be sensitive— when his time comes—and not let him suffer. What she's doing is lovely!

RobertBanning
Community Member
7 years ago

You are a wonderful human being!

MarilynSwitzer
Community Member
7 years ago

You are not only doing something wonderful for this dog, but you are giving your daughter a wonderful role model.

DebbieMiller
Community Member
7 years ago

how wonderful are you to take on such a sweet dog & giving him some very special memories for his last days - bless you for having such a kind heart to take on what will eventually be a very heartbreaking situation

DebbieMiller
Community Member
7 years ago

how wonderful are you to take on this sweet dog & give him some great final days - bless you for having such a big heart to do this for him

HelenMazzer
Community Member
7 years ago

What a lucky little dog to have such a great carer.

LolaStraub
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm sad that he doesn't have more time to enjoy being loved, but what a wonderful person to do this for him!

SherrieLeavelle
Community Member
7 years ago

Great thing to do thank you!

KarenHironimus
Community Member
7 years ago

You're very pawesome!! God bless you for giving him love, a home and not wanting for anything!!!

RobertMartino
Community Member
7 years ago

I wish I hadn't been cutting onions while viewing this post.......so happy you found each other, I hope his end is peaceful.

NancyHarabedian
Community Member
7 years ago

This brought tears to my eyes. God bless this woman for taking this dog in and showering him with TLC and love during his final days.

NancyHarabedian
Community Member
7 years ago

Aww, that is so touching. God bless this woman for adopting this dog and giving him some extra TLC in the final days of his life.

CotUp
Community Member
7 years ago

God bless you! :)

SusanMunro
Community Member
7 years ago

I think this woman has a beautiful, giving soul and the dog is very fortunate to have encountered her.

AndyFortnum
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7 years ago

what a hero

LauraDivenere
Community Member
7 years ago

Am absolutely in awe of Nicole. You're my new hero.

MichaelMontoya
Community Member
7 years ago

Beyond awesome. Love this story.

MichaelMontoya
Community Member
7 years ago

You are beyond awesome. Love this story.

AnnaDewart
Community Member
7 years ago

Considering the cost of vet bills, yes! a real hero for making this pups last days enjoyable as possible!

cherngzhi
Community Member
7 years ago

bravo !

CarolynAllen
Community Member
7 years ago

Such a selfless thing to do. You're not only only giving this little dog the best final days he's probably ever had, but you're teaching your little girl compassion. There should be more people in this world like you. What a better world it would be. You're not only beautiful on the outside by on the inside as well. God bless you for your kindness, your love, and your compassion. <3

MichaelMason
Community Member
7 years ago

What a magnificent heart this woman has - wish there were more like her.

MichaelMason
Community Member
7 years ago

What a magnificent heart this woman has - wish there were more like her!

PaulaRaymundo
Community Member
7 years ago

Very sweet. Thank you. <3

HeidyBreed
Community Member
7 years ago

I love the lady that she take care of this doggy. His eyes make me cry, so very very sad, it is not possible to look happy. Hope that he go softly to the rainbow bridge

HeidyBreed
Community Member
7 years ago

Indead, his eyes are so sad that give me tears in my eyes.

LoriDegree
Community Member
7 years ago

You are just the sweetest. What a wonderful idea. He's probably living a tiny bit longer because of you. And definitely happier. Love how he looked after the spa day!

RonaldoJunor
Community Member
7 years ago

So nice ,and heart warming!!!!!

TomFoster
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you for sharing your love with him.

MichelleGoldsmith
Community Member
7 years ago

What a lovely thing to take on! Looks like he also has a buddy (the other dog in one of the pics?). Thanks for sharing!

HiediH
Community Member
7 years ago

It's absolutely wonderful what she's doing for little Chester and what a role model for her daughter

DianaHockley
Community Member
7 years ago

What a wonderful woman she is! And what a lucky dog to have had her look after him in his final days. It is such a sad, but an uplifting story :)

AutumnMidhir
Community Member
7 years ago

Brave, wonderful woman. I feel confident she'll do what is best for Chester when the time comes. <3

ChristyCummings
Community Member
7 years ago

What a heart you have.

BarbBraun
Community Member
7 years ago

This woman's generosity of spirit almost breaks my heart. What a lovely thing to do!

sneakcollector
Community Member
7 years ago

I cried when reading this... thank you for your heartwarming help for an animal at his last days ;(((((

VivienFrancis
Community Member
7 years ago

Heartwarming to see!!

LisaPeterson
Community Member
7 years ago

Beautiful heroine, inside and out. I pray that this sweet boy has more time with her than expected; love can make such a huge difference, and while it may not cure his condition, it might give him just a bit more time. Either way, they are blessing each other.

AnaMaljkovic
Community Member
7 years ago

God bless you Nicole!

AnaMaljkovic
Community Member
7 years ago

God bless you Nicole :)

JudiResnick
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7 years ago

Joanna Les' I think maybe he is just not believing how great things just got!!! He may have some physical pain, but he is feeling the ve and the comfort. <3

JudiResnick
Community Member
7 years ago

Kiss him for me! Your heart is brave and big and I'm sure you are loved by many!

PennyJames
Community Member
7 years ago

Bless you. What a beautiful thing to do!

MeaganGinley
Community Member
7 years ago

This made me cry....I mean, I was almost sobbing sitting here at my desk......you are an angel...truly, the world needs more people like you Nicole!

SherryaFindlay
Community Member
7 years ago

God bless this lady and her daughter who are knowingly risking great heart ache in order to show Chester the love he so deserves. Take note everyone, this is what true compassion is all about and the lesson here is that all of God's creatures are worthy of love. More people need to do this........

JoyceBotha
Community Member
7 years ago

I sat with all 3 of my dogs when they died. Luckily I could cry as hard and as much as I wanted to, my dog could not tell me to stop. I still keep their last collar and nametag they hade on. Be strong Nicole. And stay with him when you see the time has come. You will see the love in his eyes !! xxxxx

SuszieSchreiber
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank God for people like this!!!! Thank you for stepping in and loving him until the end, where obviously his previous owners could not. You are a saint among dog lovers every where!!!!!

AnnaDudzinska
Community Member
7 years ago

<3 <3 <3

Pamela
Community Member
7 years ago

What a compassionate, loving woman! And a wonderful example to her daughter!

LuisCorrea
Community Member
7 years ago

Nicole & Paisley you make me believe there is hope for the Universe. I am so glad you found Chester and was able to do so much for him. Luis/Rio de Janeiro

LuisCorrea
Community Member
7 years ago

Thanks Nicole. People like you make a difference and make us believe in hope for the Universe. Luis/Rio de Janeiro

StacyReneeCarmelo
Community Member
7 years ago

Super osm! This woman is amazing.

DeborahAlcock
Community Member
7 years ago

I think it is a wonderful thing to do and the love he will give you in return will outweigh anything else. How do I know. One day an elderly grey hound walked up to my car as I got home. It was dark and it scared the begeebees out of me at the time. It was tatooed as an ex racing dog but despite many attempts we could not track its last owner. After having it vet checked we found it too had cancer. They offered to put her down. We kept her for the next nine months and gave her probably the best doggie days she had ever spent. On that final trip back to the vet she looked at us with such love and understanding as if to say thankyou. She also knew it was time so that she wouldn't suffer. On that day her legs collapsed completely and we knew it was time. Hard yes but also so rewarding that we had given her some doggie happiness. These special animals like special children are sent to us for a reason. The compassion I have had for animals since has been tremendus. Love her while you can.

KatieShaul
Community Member
7 years ago

Such a wonderful deed!

LouiseL
Community Member
7 years ago

Nicole Elliot you are the most amazing wonderful woman! Thank you for your kindness and compassion. this poor little guy has obviously had a terribly rough life and you have done so much for him. You are an amazing example for your beautiful little girl - she will learn so much from her wonderful mother.

ShareenHarding
Community Member
7 years ago

Nicole you are amazing for doing this. Chester will forever be grateful for what you did for him. You know you may be giving Chester a few more days or weeks or months by just showing him love. Now he has someone to live for. Good deeds never go unseen! Hugs!!

JaneHulett
Community Member
7 years ago

What wisdom! This woman knows that acts of love & compassion truly makes us beautiful. Sharing it with her daughter - what a life lesson! Sow the seeds of generosity & kindness & you set your children up for a healthy, meaningful & joyous life.

LindaAbbott
Community Member
7 years ago

There is a special place in heaven for this woman and her family. Bless you.

AnnetteTopits
Community Member
7 years ago

How could anyone not like this? You ARE amazing!!! I pray that the grief you and your daughter will inevitably experience, will be short lived, and what you will have gained will be beyond wonderful. God bless you for what you have done!

JoLeneSonesen
Community Member
7 years ago

The world need more people like you.

BadSyntax
Community Member
7 years ago

She is a GREAT person. I wish I knew more people like that, and hope they exist everywhere and we just rarely hear of them.

DonGuild
Community Member
7 years ago

I love this woman for her compassion and kindness to this pup, but I worry how much pain he may be suffering. May the best thing she could do would be to put him down. I just don't know.

EarlAntell
Community Member
7 years ago

You're an angel. May you and chester have many wonderful adventures together.

NancyBahls
Community Member
7 years ago

My hats off to you. What a wonderful thing to do for the dog and your daughter!

Oscar
Community Member
7 years ago

Good on you, make a dog happy.

Weirdo
Community Member
7 years ago

That's so sweet!!!!

MariaWroblewski
Community Member
7 years ago

SPECIAL LADY

NicoleChristine
Community Member
7 years ago

God bless!!!!

JesseRedHorse
Community Member
7 years ago

It is Folks like you that restore my faith in humanity, You are both so lucky to have found each other, so heart warming, I am wishing that your God Bless you with all that life has to offer, you and Chester have touched my heart in so many ways.

DanielleCelmer
Community Member
7 years ago

Mother Teresa.

DebbieSchow
Community Member
7 years ago

Such a great role model for her daughter too. Glad the pup lucked out in his final days. Yes, she is a hero.

LindaLevitan
Community Member
7 years ago

Just . . . beautiful!

BrendaLeeAnderson
Community Member
7 years ago

you are an angel and hero for doing this!! i applaud you for having the courage to help this dog have a happy ending to his sad life...i couldnt do it...BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! i have a toy chi about 14yrs old now. she has breast cancer&tumors all over her tummy--she doesnt have much time left, but i shower her with treats, belly rubs, &any thing else she may want/need =D its hard knowing she might not make it thru the summer..I LOVE HER SO MUCH!! THANK YOU~!!

EmikoMaxwell
Community Member
7 years ago

I'm not crying! YOU'RE CRYING!

NaureenZahra
Community Member
7 years ago

This story is so heartbreaking. You are so amazing!!!!

ChristinaElston-Hutcherson
Community Member
7 years ago

you are so amazing,caring and brave to do this YOU are a HERO

ChristinaElston-Hutcherson
Community Member
7 years ago

you are amazing and so caring and so strong to do this

BarbaraPolo
Community Member
7 years ago

I am fostering a dying dog who has decided not to die! The large tumor on her snout was removed and found to be a slow-growing type of cancer. Fifi is fine and leads a normal doggy life with my two dogs.

GraceInRainbows
Community Member
7 years ago

I wish this were full of people like you!

PatPelland
Community Member
7 years ago

What better gift can you give than to make his finals days filled with love!

RachelHolt
Community Member
7 years ago

What a wonderful thing to do.

VirginiaGreenwood-Warner
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you sooo much!!!! You certainly are a special lady with a huge heart!!!

DebbieGysbersConner
Community Member
7 years ago

amazing adventures for this little guy-- heartwarming and cry worthy!!!

KristaSkarin
Community Member
7 years ago

Great person you are to be doing this for this special dog!! god bless you and Chester!! may he have wonderful times with you till he goes!!

anakuusstendahl
Community Member
7 years ago

You're amazing. Can't stop crying. Thanks for being here.

JanWouter
Community Member
7 years ago

Like!

DebbieDebraEvans
Community Member
7 years ago

what an awesome thing to do.... Is he still with us? try adding the spice tumeric to his food, it kills cancer cells

AletheaWicht
Community Member
7 years ago

you are amazing. I don't know you but I love, respect and admire you. Thank you

MarkEgashira
Community Member
7 years ago

Bless her,...

GabrielaProca
Community Member
7 years ago

Thanks!

KarungiDaphne
Community Member
7 years ago

Nicole Elliot. You are a good person

WendySearfossSalo
Community Member
7 years ago

You my dear are a hero ,,,bless you and your family ,,for making the souls day filled with love

ElenaMendoza
Community Member
7 years ago

More power to you Nicole ! You're an angel sen for Chester ! I hope it will not be so painful for both of you when the time comes. Please follow up on this. I would love to see more heartwarming stories about your"adventures" with Chester. And remember ..."all dogs go to heaven" !

Dreame
Community Member
7 years ago

Incredible woman! You deserve the world for easing this cutie into Doggy heaven :)

MaryRasp
Community Member
7 years ago

We did this with our own beloved dog, Hunter, but I am awed that someone adopted a dog to do it. God bless Nicole and Paisley.

WilliamSantagata
Community Member
7 years ago

Your are just one amazing person. My goodness our World needs more like you. You will make such a difference in your dog's last days

DarcieStratton
Community Member
7 years ago

This is a wonderful story-I love to hear about good people who make a difference.

TomyGamba
Community Member
7 years ago

Not gonna cry... Not gonna cry... Not.. *sobs* Gonna *sniffs* DAMN IT! *Cries like a baby*

TomyGamba
Community Member
7 years ago

Not gonna cry, not gonna cry, not gonna... *sob* not.. *sniff* DAMN IT! *Cries like a baby*

JoyJustice-Moss
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you Nicole and Paisley for your selfless act of rescuing Chester from a lonely, suffering death into the best days of Chester's life! Thank you, that the last face Chester saw, was the face of abiding love!

SoDou
Community Member
7 years ago

That is a very cute story! You are a very nice person!

MaltitsaGeorgieva
Community Member
7 years ago

Dear Nicole, thank you! This boy looks like my 14 years old girl dog. She has tumor too.

GunjanDua
Community Member
7 years ago

You are doing a good job. I could have never done that. Hats off to you and God bless.

SmoocanKurtović
Community Member
7 years ago

really nice

GreenHandSculpture
Community Member
7 years ago

Thank you x

RadoslavGachkov
Community Member
7 years ago

Such a great gesture, to spend last of the poor guy days loved! Good Job