Make-A-Wish Furry Friend Grants Recipient

SYRACUSE, NY (WSYR-TV) – Make-A-Wish of Central New York helped grant the wish of seven-year-old recipient Johnathan Scott on Saturday at Helping Hounds Dog Rescue in North Syracuse.

Scott, who is battling lymphoma, initially wanted a Maltipoo, but when he found out the wait might be long, he went to Helping Hounds with his family. It was there that he met Finley, and the bond was instantaneous.

Scott and his family officially adopted Finley on Saturday, followed by a Make-A-Wish celebration.

Kathy Gilmour, executive director of Helping Hounds, said Finley was part of a litter raised by children at Elmcrest Children’s Center and was born in Mississippi.

“We know from the work we do that the absolute magic a dog can bring to someone’s life, so we’re thrilled and hope Finley brings that to Johnathan that you know a dog love can do. crazy things, so we’re hoping they have many happy and healthy years,” Gilmour said.

Many donors and volunteers made the adoption possible, including Blue Prints Dog Studio, which provided Finley with two years of training, and Compassionate Care Veterinary Hospital with free vet visits.