DAWGS in Prison reaches 300 saved

Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 09:30 AM.

After the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, Ryan was selected as one of the therapy dogs helping children recover from that horrific tragedy.

“For the Sherers, their black lab mix Ryan is the perfect dog,” Christy said.

Bob Pellito of Tampa, Christy said, adopted a lab/hound named Dante, “discarded because he was not perfect”, one of an average of 7 million dogs abandoned on any given day in the country.

After DAWGS, Dante trained as a diabetic alert dog and became Pellito’s constant companion, saving his life one night when Pellito nodded off into a diabetic coma.

“His life was saved that night due to his perfect dog,” Christy said.

And Sheila Briggs from Massachusetts was seeking a lab mix that would be good with her small children and cats. A dog that would like the water and playing in the park, Christy said.

She picked Everett, “Who has turned out to be the perfect dog for them – protecting and loving the kids and swimming with them at the lake,” Christy said.

1 2 3 4 5

Reader comments posted to this article may be published in our print edition. All rights reserved. This copyrighted material may not be re-published without permission. Links are encouraged.

▲ Return to Top