Whiskey and another dog were given a second lease on life when they were brought to Rescue Ranch in Statesville, North Carolina after being saved from a high-kill shelter. This is where Whiskey met Fowler, who works at Rescue Ranch as a part time employee. Rescue Ranch had just helped Fowler foster her first dog, and when she saw Whiskey, the organization gave her the opportunity to foster the Lab.
Fowler has a great love for Labs, and already has another Labrador of her own. Therefore, when given the opportunity to foster Whiskey, she quickly agreed and decided to give the senior dog the best life as good as she could.
After taking Whiskey in, she took him to the vet and was hit with some discouraging news. Whiskey was not in the best shape, health-wise. He was found to be underweight and had a limp, a heartworm infection and splenic tumors.
Being a senior dog, treating these conditions was not going to be easy, but Fowler remained positive and ready to do what she could for Whiskey.
After the vet informed Fowler and her son that Whiskey’s health conditions would not allow him to live for long, Fowler’s son decided that they should create a bucket list of things they believed Whiskey had not had a chance to experience. Taking inspiration from the fun activities they had done with their other dogs, they came up with a bucket list for Whiskey.