He's ready to run to his family. Can you make space in your heart for him?
Winston is a special fellow who is a part of the Kindred Souls Foundation rescue. He's with a loving foster family and wants to find his own place.
You can see he's photogenic and smiley. And while that adds to his charm, what really makes him special is his esophagus. Bet you haven't heard that line before.
Winston lives with a medical condition called canine megaesophagus.
His esophagus is kinda floppy and doesn't work in the same way as a fully functional esophagus. His esophagus is losing muscle tone so it's unable to help his food travel from his mouth to his stomach. That means that he needs a little help a meal times and that he regurgitates more often than the average dog (because food can sometimes hang out in his esophagus for longer than it needs to).
This doesn't slow him down. He's a puppy and does the things puppies do. He loves to run and play, and his foster person thinks he'd be great at sports, specifically flyball. I can confirm he runs like the wind. Those big ears didn't slow him down as much as I thought they would.
Winston is looking for his forever family that will embrace the additional loads of laundry that come from his regurgitation as well as the extra time he requires during meals in his Bailey Chair. He promises to make it up in adventure, love, and smiles.
If you'd like to meet Winston, please contact the wonderful people at Kindred Souls Foundation. In the interim, you can learn more about living with megaesophagus, or ME, and see what life with a Bailey Chair is like.
I'm Shannon, and I love and am loved by four Great Danes, four cats, and one horse (four Danes, one cat, and one horse are no longer walking this earth). Here I'll share stories of my adventures in grief photography for companion animals, my own grief journey, and thoughts on caregiving.