Senior dog Hoss, a Chinese Crested, found his furever home thanks to the BCSPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen. Submitted photo

Hoss happy to find a forever home for the holidays

SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen Branch helps pup find a home

It’s a Christmas wish come true for a senior dog who not only needed oral surgery, but a loving home for the holidays.

Hoss, a Chinese Crested, and 17-years-young, found his perfect match with a family — in the meantime he has been scheduled to have surgery in the new year to help with all of the issues in his mouth.

“It was imperative Hoss have this surgery; he’d been found by Mounties in a tiny, dirty bathroom, covered in urine and feces, and with no food or water,” said Carolyn Hawkins, manager, SPCA South Okanagan-Similkameen Branch, in a news release. “When he first arrived, he struggled to eat, and the mouth issues certainly played a role. When we posted his story to our medical emergency website, we couldn’t believe how many people quickly stepped in to help. One person even donated more than $1,300 towards his care.”

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Hoss will be going home with Jill, a long-time volunteer and supporter of the SPCA.

“We are thrilled that this sweet boy will have a place to call his own in time for the holidays. Even with all he has been through, his tail never stops wagging and he loves being in people’s laps.”

Hawkins notes that sadly, there are still thousands of other animals out there who are just like Hoss, and in desperate need of help.

“Hoss’s story has a happy ending: he’ll get to spend his golden years with a loving, caring family. We want to be able to give other animals that same chance. They deserve the same happiness, too.”

You can learn more about how to help abused, abandoned and neglected animals across the province at

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