Arlo - A Petfinder Happy Tail

Adopted Dog

Adopted from Delaware Puppy Rescue, Inc, Hockessin, DE.

Arlo is one lucky puppy who brings some sunshine to places where it's most appreciated. He was about to be euthanized at the puppy mill where he was born when he was saved by the good people of Delaware Puppy Rescue. I found him on Petfinder when he was 11 weeks old. Now he is almost two and a certified therapy dog with PAWS for People. Arlo and I work as a therapy team, but he is the real star. According to one of the second graders we read with each week, "Arlo is a superhero like Ironman or Wolverine!" We also attend a weekly activity therapy session at a mental health facility where we are the activity. Sometimes these sessions have as many as 25 people, and Arlo visits with every person, moving calmly from lap to lap and sharing comfort as only gentle pets can do. Arlo's life almost ended when he was eight weeks old. Now, he's a 15-pound miracle who never stops giving back.

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