South Carolina Shelter Creates Bucket List For Terminally Ill Dog Abandoned At Shelter


The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach is making sure a terminally ill dog named Teddy goes on as many adventures as possible with what time he has left.


The senior dog was found abandoned outside the shelter in July with a large mass that turned out to be cancer. “We came in one morning, heard some barking and he was out there,” Meaghan Pitman, the shelter’s marketing manager, told WSAV. “We noticed there was some sort of mass on his back end, and when that was examined by our vet, unfortunately, it was diagnosed as terminal cancer. It’s also inoperable.”

The shelter is unsure how many days the sweet boy has left but is ensuring each one is the best day ever.

They decided to create a bucket list for Teddy and have been checking off items ever since. The adorable dog has been trick-or-treating, on a car ride for a burger, a boat ride with ice cream, and so much more.


He even spent a day as an honorary firefighter and police officer.

The shelter posted, “Teddy said he wanted to be a hero for a day, so we reached out to our favorite heroes at the North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue and the North Myrtle Beach Police for help!”

The Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach is making sure a terminally ill dog named Teddy goes on as many adventures as possible with what time he has left.The senior dog was found abandoned outside the shelter in July with a large mass that turned out to be cancer. “We came in one morning, heard some barking and he was out there,” Meaghan Pitman, the shelter’s marketing manager, told WSAV. “We noticed there was some sort of mass on his back end, and when that was examined by our vet, unfortunately, it was diagnosed as terminal cancer. It’s also inoperable.”

The shelter is unsure how many days the sweet boy has left but is ensuring each one is the best day ever.

They decided to create a bucket list for Teddy and have been checking off items ever since. The adorable dog has been trick-or-treating, on a car ride for a burger, a boat ride with ice cream, and so much more.

He even spent a day as an honorary firefighter and police officer.

The shelter posted, “Teddy said he wanted to be a hero for a day, so we reached out to our favorite heroes at the North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue and the North Myrtle Beach Police for help!”

In celebration of his 6-month anniversary at the shelter he received a private tour at Ripley’s Aquarium. The shelter posted photos and wrote, “Teddy was mesmerized by the penguins and unique fish, but he especially loved being doted on by the staff. We can’t thank them enough for giving our special boy one of his best days yet!”

His most recent adventure took him to “new heights” on the SkyWheel Myrtle Beach.

“When he’s done with the activity, his spirits really have risen,” Pitman recalled. “He has a nice pep in his step, and he gets really spunky. So, it’s really cool to see his little adventures making him so happy.”

Teddy is not up for adoption, but staff and volunteers are showering him with love and attention. He has won their hearts and they are glad he is in their care.

Where will Teddy go next?

Facebook fans were asked what Teddy should do next and people suggested going on a boat ride to see dolphins, a walk on the beach followed by a tasty treat and riding a carousel.

Follow the shelter on Facebook for more updates and photos.


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