VA Shelter Creates Bucket List For A Dog With Cancer!


A local shelter is asking for your help to make the very best of a handsome hound's last days.

Smoke is a 10-year-old hound mix living at the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.

The shelter announced on its Facebook page on Thursday that it recently found out Smoke has terminal cancer.


But Smoke isn't going to sit around waiting for a home. Thanks to his shelter caretakers, he is going to be busy living the good life while he can.

They've created a bucket list for him that includes eating ice cream, taking a trip to the beach, getting a "full body doggie massage," meeting Santa, riding in a convertible — and the list goes on.

Check out the full list:

  • Find a forever family

  • Go on a hike

  • Eat ice cream

  • Go to the beach

  • Have a birthday party

  • Ride in a fire truck

  • Eat a cheeseburger

  • Have breakfast in bed

  • Meet a celebrity

  • Ride in a police car and bay with the sirens

  • Get a fully body doggie massage

  • Go camping

  • Meet Santa

  • Be on TV

  • Jump in a big pile of leaves

  • Get a professional photoshoot

  • Go on a road trip

  • Get his own Instagram account

  • Ride in a convertible

  • Get a huge box of toys to play with and share with his shelter friends!


The shelter is asking anyone who can help fulfill some of the activities on Smoke's bucket list to email or call 703-931-9241.

The bucket list is also a way to get the word out in the hopes of finding him a home.

People interested in adopting or fostering Smoke can visit the shelter on 2650 S. Arlington Mill Dr. anytime during business hours.

Source: NBC Washington

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