Before and After
Training can save lives. Meet Sam, formerly known as Bandit. Bandit was dumped like trash at the Carroll County Dog Pound (a gassing facility). Close to Home Animal Rescue brought him into our program as a skinny dog that had clearly never lived in a loving home. That was many months ago, and look at him now! His mom, Joyce, adopted him from Close to Home Animal Rescue and said, “He was first Delta (Pet Partners) Certified as a Greeter Canine at the Cleveland Clinic. Yesterday he passed the TDI (Therapy Dog Institute) evaluation, so he is now certified to visit patients in hospitals. He received a Good Citizen Award and can be American Kennel Association approved for Mix Breed!” PLEASE do not dump your dog at a pound when training can produce the dog behavior you seek!
Emily was found emaciated on the side of the road and nearly dead. Thanks to everyone who donated, Emily is now doing great! She is continuing to put on weight, and once she has reached a healthy weight she will be spayed and ready for a new home. Thank you for helping Emily and so many other dogs like her!
Another amazing rescue story is Ernie’s. Ernie was found in southern Ohio with burns covering his side. He was in a pound, very scared and not trusting of humans. After his foster mom (who is also one of our great vet techs at the Willoughby Pet Hospital) worked with him and nursed him back to health physically and mentally, one of her co-workers decided that Ernie would be the perfect addition to his family! Congratulations to Ernie and his new home!