Buck started early, visiting his first school at just 12 weeks old. He enjoys working with special needs kids, budding readers, and the elderly.
And when Buck noticed that 103 year-old had grabbed his leash, he took her and her wheelchair for a ride she never expected and would smile about for days.
Major works as a therapy dog reading with children at the library. His calm nature and extreme patience make him well suited for the job. It also helps when he's dealing with other Great Danes his family fosters.
The best example of Major's nurturing nature shines when he's dealing with the abandoned kittens who wondered out of a rhubarb bush and adopted Major as their Mommy. He happily accepts sandpaper tongue baths from these tiny creatures whenever they offer them.
Just be careful when it starts to snow. Major loves wrestling his humans into the snow banks and turning chopper mittens into chew toys.
As a natural born working dog, Thorin enjoys acting as an ambassador for his breed at events for the Northstar Great Pyrenees Rescue. This gentle giant patiently greets even the smallest toddler whose sticky fingers reach out as he exclaims, "Snowman! Big Snowman!"
Like a snowman in the spring those fingers are likely to come away wet. Thorin is an aggressive drooler. He almost always wears a bandana, not for their colorful style, but as a mop
"Because every girl's crazy about a sharp dressed dog!"
Aimie, the Boxer, is a true testament to the value of a good dog.
Her first 7 years were spent chained up outside. She gave birth to several litters and was abandoned at a high kill shelter. Not much of a happy life with a potentially desperate ending.
Fortunately, Minnesota Boxer Rescue found Aimie and placed her in a foster home. They discovered a few health issues including a cancerous growth on her spine. With the encouragement of a few kind humans, Aimie championed through several operations ready to be adopted.
Good karma brought Aimie into the loving home of an active family. Aimie delights in snuggling with the kids and learning to play new games.
Her health again became a problem when she was diagnosed with degenerative myelopathy that affects her mobility. Doctors say Aimie isn't in pain and is over wise healthy. Her family invested in a doggy wheelchair, and Aimie took off! She and her family enjoy going to pet events and sharing the benefits of rescuing senior or disabled dogs.
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