Dog lovers, prepare to cry. A rescued senior chihuahua is unable to go on long walks, so his foster brother carries him on his back.
It’s a match made in heaven, says the dogs’ human, Kristina Helfer.
Kristina first met Tito four months ago, and he was in rough shape. The 16-year-old dog couldn’t move his back legs, and he had an infected mass on his back. He couldn’t see, and he could barely breathe.
“It was terrible,” Kristina told the Dodo. “He kept having to cough and move his head around to breathe.”
At some point, Tito’s owner had fallen sick, and family members were unable to care for him.
That’s how he ended up in a New York City animal shelter and, eventually, in Kristina’s care.
Though a veterinarian said Tito was “knocking on death’s door,” Kristina felt determined to make every one of his last days great.