Indy Fuel player desperately seeks home for sweet elderly dog

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – An Indy Fuel player is desperately searching for a home for his foster dog before he needs to return to Canada on Friday.

Josh Brittain, of Ontario, is a professional hockey player for the Indy Fuel. During the season he lives in Indianapolis with his fiancé and his dog, and he heads back to Canada during the off season.

His fiancé and his dog returned to Canada last month, and he was supposed to return with them. But he had to stick around Indy for hand surgery.

Since he had a few free weeks with nothing to do, he decided to do something productive and foster a dog with the intent of finding the dog a forever home. He contacted the Hamilton County Humane Society, and they sent Brittain a picture of a 13-year-old golden retriever/lab mix named Mojo, and he says he immediately fell in love with him.

Throughout the past few weeks, Brittain says Mojo has made major improvements. He was really skinny when Brittain picked him up from the shelter, and he was unable to walk up the stairs. But now, he has no problem going up the stairs, and he’s able to go on walks and even run. “He is hilarious,” Brittain says. “He’s a sweet old man.”

Unfortunately, Brittain has to return to Canada tomorrow, and he can’t take Mojo with him. So he’s desperately searching for a foster family or a forever home for Mojo so he doesn’t have to return to the shelter.

Brittain said Mojo would do best in a home with kids. He is very gentle and relaxed, and he doesn’t bark. Mojo gets along with all people and dogs. “He is a gentle old soul and the perfect family dog,” says Brittain.

If you are interested in fostering or adopting Mojo, please contact the Hamilton County Humane society at 317-773-4974.