FORT COLLINS – A terminally ill woman from northern Colorado has one last wish before she passes away: for someone to adopt her dog.
Patricia Cudd was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer. For the last few years she's been living in a cramped motel room with her dog 'Sherlock'.
"He's my best friend," Cudd said as she choked back tears.
A few years back, Patricia rescued Sherlock from a shelter. Since her diagnosis, Sherlock has helped rescue Patricia. But as her time on earth comes to an end, she knows she has to let Sherlock go.
"I want someone else to love him as much as I do because I can't run with him anymore," Cudd explained.
Sherlock is a pit bull. Cudd says he's one of the most loving dogs you'll ever meet.
"He's taught me to have fun! To just plain have fun. To go outside, look at the sun and enjoy life," she said. If she could, Patricia would hold on to Sherlock longer, but she knows she can't. So she's hoping you can find room in your home and in your heart for him. "He's such a great animal! Just magnificent," she said.
Last August, doctors told Cudd she likely only had six more months to live.
UPDATE: Hundreds of people have come forward wanting to help. Cudd is going through all the offers and hopes to decide soon who would best provide a new home for Sherlock: http://on9news.tv/1euwCMO.