Wolfgang the beagle, despite being homeless, has always been a happy dog. Unfortunately, he is also so overweight that his life restricts him from doing most things other dogs can do with ease. Wolfgang is sixty pounds overweight: a dog of his breed and size should weigh around 23 pounds and Wolfgang weighs nearly 90 pounds. No one is sure exactly what happened to Wolfgang that he weighs so much. No one knows why he found himself at the shelter either, but he was found as a stray on the street. Then the Arizona Beagle Rescue stepped in to get him out of the shelter and then he went to live with Erin McManis and her husband Chad Schatz as a foster dog.
They say Wolfgang is one of the happiest, positive dogs they have ever known. He loves living with them and their two other rescue dogs. While he is too large and much too rotund to do many things, he still finds a way to enjoy his life. He loves to sunbathe and just watch his two foster brothers who were also rescued from the Arizona Beagle Rescue. Wolfgang’s foster family knows he is so special and they knew he needed special care to lose the weight. He is on a special diet of just 600 calories a day, which was recommended by his veterinarian.
Wolfgang’s foster parents make him special food each day, with meals of lean turkey meat, vegetables and he gets special medication for his thyroid condition. Wolfgang also gets plenty of exercise, going for short walks with his family and his foster mom even helps him swim around the pool to give his joints a rest. The family was worried he would be hungry on his new diet, but Wolfgang is very happy and upbeat and loves his foster family dearly.