When Pawpaw finds a home, it will not only save his life — it will also give John the most beautiful gift, knowing his dog has gone on to make another family happy the same way Pawpaw brightened his days.
"John wants to know where Pawpaw will go after he passes," Patty Stanton, a board member at Muttville, told The Dodo.
Perhaps Pawpaw could even go on to help another person with an illness — pets are famously good at lifting spirits and even lengthening lives. Three years ago, John was given only 6 months left — with Pawpaw by his side, he's lived for far longer than expected.
"The positive impact of the human-animal bond can be a great support for people with ALS and other individuals who are facing chronic and terminal diseases," Jennifer Claxton, director of care services for The ALS Association Golden West Chapter, told The Dodo.