This is a beautiful story about a rescued dog who is making the most of his second chance.
Beau spent his early years neglected and tied up outside until he was taken by Animal Control. He sat alone in the shelter and was facing euthanasia. Beau’s life was spared and his next chapter as a Pet Partners team with handler Caroline Loevner is remarkable.
Four years ago, when Caroline Loevner brought Beau, her newly acquired Siberian Husky, to the vet, she was told that the dog had an unusually friendly temperament for his breed. The vet asked Loevner if she knew about therapy pets. She didn’t, but she quickly learned.
The vet’s question gave Loevner, a Pittsburgh native who lives in Manhattan and works as a brand manager at Macy’s, a new direction. Every week, Beau, now 5, and Loevner bring a human-and-canine touch to people at several local institutions, including a Ronald McDonald House, a day-care facility for people with HIV, and an inpatient drug rehab center.
Click the following link to read the rest of this wonderful story: Beau: From rescued dog, to therapy dog