UPDATE: Logan is getting potentially life-saving surgery! Due to the overwhelming response to Logan’s story, he not only smashed his bucket list goal of 100 hugs by getting over 400 puppy cuddles from fans but also captured the attention of Dr. Brian Scansen, a Snohomish, WA native, currently at Colorado State University’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Dr. Scansen believes he can save Logan’s life. The puppy is currently slated for surgery at his clinic and will need another as he gets older. Rescued Hearts Northwest is still trying to figure out how to pay for transportation and surgery costs, and are taking donations to help. Check out the Rescued Hearts Facebook page for more updates.
A German shepherd puppy born with multiple heart defects is spending his limited time on Earth fulfilling a most excellent bucket list. His story has connected an entire community—and it will simultaneously affirm your belief in humanity and break your heart.
Logan, named after the X-Men character with super healing powers, came to Rescued Hearts Northwest through another rescue group. They’d been able to pull him from a free dog ad in a Facebook sales group but couldn’t cover the cost of treating his heart problems.
RHN foster mom Lindie Saenz soon found out through an echocardiogram that Logan’s little heart was not only malformed, but also leaking badly, and that the puppy has anywhere from one month to one year to live. Lindie and her family didn’t give up on Logan when they received the worst possible news.
Rescued Hearts started a Facebook post asking readers for what to put on Logan’s bucket list, and Lindie got busy fulfilling the wishes as fast as possible.
Businesses and organizations around the Bellingham, WA area where Logan lives have been reaching out for a chance to give the puppy a snuggle, playdate opportunity, or special treat.
So far, Logan has been making friends everywhere at senior centers, offices, vet practices, coffee shops, and at the many wonderful beaches and parks in the area.
The community behind Rescued Hearts is showing the world what it means to be a dog, and challenging us all to look at what it means to be a human.
Thought his condition is devastating, it’s still inspiring to see Logan connecting the community and trying to beat terrible odds, one hug at a time.
Follow Rescued Hearts Northwest on Facebook to see Logan’s ongoing adventures.