Solo now loves running and playing anywhere and everywhere, and even loves meeting new dog friends who happen to cross his path. He has a best friend named Bailey, who lives in the same apartment complex, and he runs all the way to Bailey’s apartment every time he goes to visit. He’s so much happier now, and seems to have accepted that this is his life now, and it’s never going to change.
“The people who live around us are always commenting on how he doesn't even seem like the same dog anymore,” Messina said. “He didn't smile or barely open his mouth even to pant for months, and now he smiles and rolls around and will run full-tilt across the lawn a dozen times a day.”