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Scottie

Frosty’s My Name, Playing Santa’s My Game

IN THE December 13 ISSUE

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As a certified therapy dog, I visit Sterling House of New Bern every Tuesday morning throughout the year, and every December I host my annual holiday party. This year will be my eighth party. Now, it’s not polite to ask a lady her age, but let’s just say I’m a mature girl and you do the math.

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Lylee is a seven-year-old Wheaten Scottie that started life in a Kansas puppy mill. She had her first and only litter at a young age, and as is often the case, she was not a good mom.

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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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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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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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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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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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Sadie the Rescued Scottie Lady

IN THE November 2 ISSUE

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Born in the Bronx in New York City in a low income district, Sadie had a rough start. She was passed around to several families who did not have the financial means or the knowledge to get her even basic care.

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Russell Finds His Forever Home

IN THE September 29 ISSUE

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Russell started life as a cute Scottie puppy named Scruffy. Bought by an older woman, he was headed for a life as a cosseted companion animal. However, when his new mom died, he moved in with one of her daughters and her family. With three active children and both parents working full time, this home was a poor fit for the young Scottie.

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