Sometimes people do bad things with good intentions. For example, a lot of dog owners will give in to their pups’ begging and feed them human food or junk food, or too many treats. It’s often something done out of “love,” but it ends up hurting the animal in the process.

It seems that’s what happened to an obese beagle named Wolfgang. He was fed a diet of cheeseburgers and ice cream from the time he was a pup, and it wasn’t doing him any favors. Beagles typically weigh between 20-24 pounds, but Wolfgang tipped the scales at a whopping 90 pounds! To make matters worse, he was so large he was struggling to walk and his owners ended up dumping him at a shelter.

That could’ve been the end for Wolfgang, but Erin McManis and Chad Schatz showed up to help. According to PEOPLE, they’d both rehabilitated obese foster dogs in the past and thought they could help Wolfgang achieve a healthier weight through a proper diet and plenty of exercise.

It took a lot of work and patience, but Wolfgang slowly began to lose some weight. His walks increased and his attitude seemed to perk up as his weight went down.

While he was initially supposed to be a foster dog, he ended up winning the hearts of his foster parents and he became their foster fail.

Watch his transformation in the video below, courtesy of The Dodo:


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Just two years after being adopted at 90 pounds, Wolfgang now weighs a reasonable 29 pounds!

He’s still on the heavier side for the type of dog he is, but it’s from the excess skin he has.

His health and life have been completely turned around for the better, all because a family decided to foster him.

You can keep up with Wolfgang his family on Instagram, @obese_beagle.

Read more about how rescues like the Arizona Animal Shelter, Clewiston Animal Service Rescue, and Animal Aid Unlimited are making a difference for dogs in need. People around the world, including in Afghanistan, Kabul, and South Korea among other countries, are speaking up for animals in need and being the voice for the voiceless.

To reduce the number of suffering dogs on the streets and dogs who are euthanized, it’s important to adopt instead of shop for a dog. Familiarize yourself with tips for adopting so you’re well prepared and read about five things you can do to help stop puppy mills

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