I first heard about King from the Susie's Senior Dogs Facebook page: a sweet, 10-year-old pit bull with anxiety who was struggling to find his forever home. Susie's Senior Dogs is an organization that gets to know older dogs from various shelters across the U.S. and helps them find homes.
As I read about King, I could feel my heart gravitating toward him. He's an individual with anxiety struggling to find a place where he belongs. Nothing about that struggle is foreign to me.
I've struggled with anxiety my entire life. It affects every aspect of my life, every day, and I've had to work like hell to overcome it. King's battle is one I have been fighting since day one.
King is so deserving of a home, and I am determined to help find him one.
The story of King
King was found in Brooklyn, tied up and abandoned, in the middle of December. Erin O'Sullivan, the founder of Susie's Senior Dogs, has been following King's story since the beginning. "Who knows what his first 10 years held," Erin told me of King's life before he was found. "A lack of love and attention can do a lot of damage to a dog."