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Paisley, a Therapy Scottie

IN THE August 30 ISSUE

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Though it’s rare for Scotties to become therapy dogs, Paisley, a silver brindle Scottie, does her breed proud. At three and a half, Paisley has earned her CGC (Canine Good Citizens award) and has passed the required test to become a member of Therapy Dogs United, a regional organization for therapy dogs covering northwestern Pennsylvania and western New York. “The training was a bit tough,” said Nancy, her owner and handler. It involves getting used to wheelchairs and walkers as well as interacting calmly with strange people. She had to take the test twice to pass.”

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Kopper is a special needs Dachshund who, despite his challenges, is a happy, loving boy.
Susie, a regional representative for Dachshund Rescue of North America, says Kopper is adoptable, but would need a special home. After some kind of accident in his original home, the owners turned him in to rescue because they could not deal with his medical problems and needs.

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Jace, an owner turn-in, came into Col. Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue in rough shape. He was matted, covered with fleas, and as Chris, his foster mom, said,” He came in with his dukes up.” Clearly, he had not been treated well.

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Susie has been a member of Dachshund Rescue of North America since 1999. Currently she is the senior rep for North Carolina as well as a leader and mentor for newer volunteers. Given her experience, Susie is well aware of the problems caused by so-called backyard breeders. So, when she took in Joy-Ci, a double dappled Doxie, as a foster, she was not surprised that the little girl was blind and partially deaf. Dappled Doxies, as with some other breeds, look like they have been splattered with paint. Joy-Ci is a mix of white, black, brown, and grey.

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A Kiss is Still a Kiss: A Therapy Dog Story

IN THE June 7 ISSUE

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Linda had been a Shih Tzu breeder so she knew the breed well. She had also done pet therapy work so when she and her husband, Joe, retired they were determined to dedicate some of their time to pet therapy.

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When Sheldon, a two-year-old Scottie, was picked up as a stray by a Kentucky shelter, he would prove to be a tough get for Scottish Terrier Rescue because among their regional rescue volunteers there was no one for Kentucky.

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A Foxy Cairn Lady

IN THE April 5 ISSUE

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Honora, or Foxy, as she is known to her friends, came into Col Potter Cairn Terrier Rescue because her elderly owner could no longer care for her. This sweet little five year old wheaten Cairn was very fortunate because her vet took charge of her, made sure she was up to date on her medical needs, and then called Col Potter.

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From Terrier Terror to Therapy Dog

IN THE March 1 ISSUE

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When Marsha’s long time therapy pet partner, Jake, died, she was hit hard with the loss but also knew she didn’t want to give up on pet therapy. She put her name in with an established Scottish Terrier breeder for a puppy, but before one was available, a friend told her about a five month old Scottie on EBay Classifieds that was housebroken and trained. “Sounds perfect for you,” her friend said.

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McKenzie and Lucas Find a Miracle

IN THE February 8 ISSUE

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McKenzie and Lucas, Westie brother and sister, were living a pretty nice life with an older lady. Despite being legally blind, she doted on her two Westie kids, playing with them and taking them on walks to the park. Then, disaster struck when mom fell and broke both ankles. Cathy, the daughter, loved the two Westies, but couldn’t take them because she had cats and the Westie siblings, despite loving people, were cat aggressive. Fortunately, Cathy did the right thing and called Westie Rescue.

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Canine Cuddles and a Forever Home

IN THE February 1 ISSUE

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Sandy and Izzie, a certified therapy dog, worked as a team to bring joy and comfort to seniors in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. They were even part of a therapy pet dance troupe that entertained the seniors. As a team, they were very closely bonded. So, when Izzie died, Sandy was devastated.

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Westie Puppy Gets Two New Moms for the Holidays

IN THE January 4 ISSUE

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When the little Westie puppy came to live with an older woman, he was a happy boy but a handful. His new mom realized quite quickly that she could not provide the best home for him, especially living in senior housing and on the second floor. With some health problems, she simply couldn’t go up and down the stairs as often as the little puppy would need, so she called Westie Rescue of Austin Texas and asked them to find him a good home.

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McGee was a stud. Now, though, instead of living in a kennel where he sired lots of pups, he’s in his forever home. But, that’s not to say that he isn’t still a very handsome boy!

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