Klaus:

Forever in our hearts

When Klaus first arrived as a young dog with mysterious neurological problems, we all held out hope that he could recover or, at least, stay the same. We ran tests, did physical therapy and got him a wheelchair, hoping he could at least build strength in his front legs.

Sadly, as he grew and his illness has progressed, he found it more difficult to move around and lost most of the use of his front legs. He could no longer stand or move around on his own and we saw his frustration at not being able to explore his environment and play. More concerning was his inability to get out of the weather and get to food and water on his own.

We know he has many fans rooting for him, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support, but we felt that Klaus’ quality of life had declined rapidly. He crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on Sunday, September 20, with his loving caregivers by his side.

Klaus with his 'brother' (from another mother - we don't think they were biologically related) Quintin - when he first arrived last winter.
Klaus with his 'brother' (from another mother - we don't think they were biologically related) Quintin - when he first arrived last winter.

Playing in the puppy park - digging is fun!
Playing in the puppy park - digging is fun!

Snow is yummy!
Snow is yummy!

Handsome boy
Handsome boy