A man and his lifesaver

Published: Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 09:20 AM.

That three out of the 14 dogs in the graduating class would be moving on to become service dogs represents just another chapter of success for a program that has authored a book.

Sean recently proved his worth, as detailed in a letter to Sandi Christy, co-director of the DAWGS program with the St. Joseph Humane Society, from his wife, who had just made a donation to the DAWGS program on behalf of her husband.

Pellito’s wife detailed that Dante has become a constant companion, trained as a DAD.

And, his wife details, Dante literally saved Pellito’s life recently.

“I had gone to bed early and Bob had fallen asleep at some point in another room,” Laurie Pellito wrote. “His blood sugar had dropped so low that he would not have been alive if someone hadn't intervened.

“At 3 a.m. Dante started barking and would not stop until I got up. Dante led me to Bob and paced the room until I could revive him. After Bob was okay, Dante fell back asleep. He had done his job and we have your program to thank.”

That letter was read recently during the 24th graduation of dogs from the DAWGS in Prison program.

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