Arbuckle was abandoned by his previous owners in a field in California. At the time, he was already suffering from a hypothyroid condition, which caused extra pounds to creep in. The overweight pooch had trouble moving and could barely take short walks. His limited movement caused him to give up hope until A Purposeful Rescue saved him. Watch how the rescued obese dog overcame the health issue.
The rescue group promised to give him medical attention. They brought him to a veterinarian to undergo a complete examination. The rescue group had no idea what the dog’s past was like, but it was clear that his owners didn’t provide him with the necessary care.
As part of helping the rescued obese dog get into shape, he needed to take medicine before going on a diet. After regularly taking the medication, Arbuckle was able to walk again. When actress Jane Lynch learned about his story, she and her partner decided to adopt him, hoping to change the poor dog’s life. They already adopted three dogs, but they wanted another dog to be part of their family.
Arbuckle bade his rough past goodbye as he welcomed a better life. He thrived in a healthy and loving environment, which helped him heal. It was the start of his weight loss journey as well. The extra weight gradually melted until he was down to 66 pounds. Jane and her partner spoiled Arbuckle with delicious meals and snuggles.
It only took love and patience for Arbuckle to recover. Lynch created an Instagram page so people could follow his journey. He became a social media sensation, and people were excited about his progress. Arbuckle also received fanmade artwork, and his story continued to inspire people around the world.
Although he passed away at the age of 9, his memory lives on. Despite being abandoned, Arbuckle the rescued Obese dog was able to experience what it was like to be loved.
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