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Boarded dog needs home after owner dies in crash

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Fudge, 3-year-old Jack Russell/Schnauzer mix (Photo courtesy of Fetching Images Pet Photography) Fudge, 3-year-old Jack Russell/Schnauzer mix (Photo courtesy of Fetching Images Pet Photography)

GREENVILLE, SC (WYFF) - A 3-year-old dog in the Upstate is in need of a new home after his owner dropped him off to be boarded while he was on a business trip and was killed in an interstate wreck.

Haywood Road Pet Motel said the owner brought Fudge, a Jack Russell/Schnauzer mix, in the week of Valentine's Day before he left town for work.  The owner's son later called saying his father was killed in a wreck on Interstate 85.

Pet Motel employees said a friend of the owner's children planned on taking the dog, but it didn't work out, so, the motel's been trying to find a home ever since.

On Tuesday, the story was posted and shared on Facebook, and Pet Motel employees said that there has been a lot of interest in Fudge and they are conducting interviews and checking references to find him a new owner.

They said, "We are wanting to find the perfect match for our Fudge, who has been a part of our family since a pup. So we are wanting to definitely make sure we find the right fit."

Fudge is described as housebroken, weighing 35 pounds, great with kids, dogs and cats.

As of about noon Wednesday, a new home had not been selected.

Those interested in Fudge can call Haywood Road Pet Motel at 864-288-9492.

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