Boy with vitiligo meets dog with same condition


Rowdy meets Carter

Awwwwwwww! What a moment as Carter meets Rowdy for the first time – they both suffer from the same condition. Read more:

Posted by Animal Tales on Thursday, March 30, 2017

We are in LOVE with this awesome dog called Rowdy.

Recent medical tests show the adorable pup suffers from a skin condition called vitiligo!

Because of his unique look the pooch, aged 14, is a representative for kids with vitiligo by the American Vitiligo Research Foundation.

In this heart-warming clip Rowdy meets 8-year-old Carter Blanchard for the first time.

Carter lives in Arkansas and ever since his mom found Rowdy’s Facebook page, he has become proud of the spots that once caused him anxiety.

The youngster and mom Stephanie Adcock got in touch with Rowdy’s owner after seeing pictures of the pet online.


And the pair travelled across the country to meet Rowdy at home in Canby, OR, after donations from the public funded the trip.

Stephanie said: “Right around the time we discovered Rowdy, Carter looked at me one night and said ‘Your skin’s boring because you don’t have vitiligo.'”

In the clip Carter walks in and after taking off his jacket kneels down and starts petting Rowdy.

Rowdy walks around him and lays down by him, at one point even barking because of all the energy and excitement in the air.

His owner, Niki Umbenhower, said: “It was as if they had known each other forever.

“Stephanie always shows Carter stuff I’ve posted online – we do face time as well.

“Because of how close we have grown over the miles, when they walked through the door it honestly felt like they had met a million times over.”

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