Out of the Woods – Patrick Gets a Second Chance

Are you ready for the story of the best good boy? Meet Patrick! Sweet Patrick was found after two good Samaritans got reports that a dog was hit by a car and ran into the woods – no one could locate him. After a long search, the two kind citizens finally found him. He was skinny, weak and unable to move. They carried him to safety and brought him to JHS.

Patrick on the day he was found by the two kind citizens.

Patrick on the day he was found.

This is Patrick on his ride to safety after being found in the woods with a pelvic fracture and suffering from severe dehydration.


Our veterinary team gave him immediate care and our staff diligently watched over him until he was, once again, out of the woods. He slowly started to come out of his shell and we discovered that he loved to play with toys! After a few weeks, thanks to your donations, Patrick made great improvements. He was finally able to stand up for a bath and then he took his first real walk outside without any help! Soon, he was ready for his surgery and to find a new home. 


Patrick on his first walk without help from a staff member!

Patrick after his bath!


A loving family came along looking for a dog who could be a best friend to their children and dog at home. Patrick fit the bill! Patrick now has a mom and dad, two little humans to love him AND an amazing doggy sister to play with all day. He is one happy pup! 


Patrick on his adoption day! See ya later, buddy!


From lost in the woods to a beloved family dog, Patrick’s second chance was made possible thanks to YOU! Your loving donations made his journey possible – AND also helped the more than 7,000 other pets on their own journeys who come to JHS every year.

To help us provide second chances to pets like Patrick, make a gift today. 

generosity breeds joy.

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