Churchill the Polar Bear


Representing Rescued “Monsters” with terminal conditions living life to the fullest

I am a shelter dog living with a terminal heart condition. I’m ok though and I found I have lots of friends!


Hi my name is Churchill. In February of 2013, I was a stray dog left behind in a municipal shelter in Las Vegas. Apparently, I touched the heart of a few animal rescuers and that was how I was rescued.

Soon after it was discovered that I have an inoperable, terminal heart condition. I’m okay, but my friends decided to create a bucket list for me so I can experience as much as possible with the time I have – yeah, they’re pretty cool! So that’s how my story was shared on social media. Churchill the Polar Bear was born and one by one, we checked things off my bucket list.

I now have a forever home in Las Vegas, NV, and my people saw a strength in me that made them stronger. They saw a dog that deserved the attention and an icon for hope in the tough world of shelter animals. “#33. Have a Foundation in My Name” has been on my list for a while and it is now a reality with The Churchill Foundation. And now my people can help others immediately and it will be my legacy long after I leave.

I love everyone and everything and am always looking for more bucket list ideas!




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