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CT family helps dog at end of its life

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The Grennan family is taking care of Dakota over his final few days. (WFSB) The Grennan family is taking care of Dakota over his final few days. (WFSB)
COVENTRY, CT (WFSB) -

 A Connecticut family is fostering a sick dog to help him enjoy his final days.

Over his 15 years, life hasn't been easy for Dakota.

"He's like a mastiff-boxer mix so he should be around 70, 75 pounds,” Chris Hughes, who is the founder of Mr. . Mo Project, said. “He weighs 50 pounds."

Hughes rescued Dakota from a shelter in North Carolina and delivered him to Coventry on Friday.

The Grennan family is fostering the dog in his final days. Dakota has cancer and other problems but rather than die in a shelter, Laura Grennan said she wanted him at her house.

"He is a very special, little old man.,” Grennan said. “I can't wait to get to know him."

Laura Grennan said she saw an Eyewitness News story on Mr. . Mo Project. The organization places elderly or abused dogs in homes where they can live out their final days in peace.

"Oh, your story was phenomenal because not only did we receive donations to go towards the dogs care, but we also received numerous foster applications and that's how Dakota came here," Hughes said.

"He's coming to us and you know, we have great things planned for him,” Jaime Grennan, who is Laura's daughter, said. “We're just going to try and make him comfortable, so that's really great."

Jaime and Tori Grennan even created a bucket list for Dakota.  They said they Want him to experience life, snuggle, eat junk food, nap in the sun and make new friends while he still has time.

"You know dogs are pretty resilient. Animals are resilient,” Laura Grennan said. “He's gonna hopefully remember this and not remember any suffering he's had in the past."

They hope he lives a few months and they've already crossed one thing off the list, be a TV star.

The Mr. . mo project relies solely on donations. To donate, click here.

To follow Dakota’s journey, click on the Mr. . Mo Project website and Facebook page

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