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judges 2011


Entry Category Emerging Hero Dogs
Charity Partner Sheltie Rescue of Utah
Location Gurnee, Illinois


I grew up in a home with no pets so I have always been a little hesitant around dogs. That all changed the day we decided to bring a dog named Breezy into our home (we are more of a cat family). Breezy was found wandering the streets of Missouri when she was 6-8 mtgs old and upon rescue came us through Placing Paws Rescue. We fell in love with Breezy. She is a sweet, social amazing dog and she changed out lives in so many ways. We started to get out more and walked with a pack in our neighborhood. We met so many amazing people through her rescue. Than our world was shaken when we took her for her first check up in our care and had the best check up ever! Until the words nobody wants to hear came out of the vet. She has tested positive for Heartworm Disease! We were shocked and saddened. She was negative upon rescue but we were told it was probably a false negative since she was probably tested to soon. Going through treatment is tough and scary. The thought of losing my best friend was devastating. People tell me Breezy has changed me. I do not think she has changed me but she has completed me. Here is a picture of Breezy with her best friend and our newest addition another Missouri throw away Mittens.

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