For the past year, Rowdy has been inspiring Carter, an eight-year-old boy from Arkansas with vitiligo, to love his skin. Carter's mom saw that he was struggling to accept his condition before -- then she found photos of Rowdy online.
“I read that Rowdy had vitiligo and I was blown away, and when I showed Carter he was so excited to see a dog that was famous for his vitiligo,” Adcock said.
They've been keeping in touch with Rowdy's owner, Niki Umbenhower, ever since. Carter hoped to someday be able to meet Rowdy in person, and when an anonymous donor heard about them, they decided to help them meet by donating $5,000 for travel expenses.
“Really it was life changing for him,” Adcock said. “It changed his childhood for the better, it was a gift I couldn’t give him.”