Petey once had a home, for a very long time – almost ten years.
But his people decided he was getting too old and they didn’t want him anymore.
They took him to a shelter and just dropped him off
“We don’t want this dog anymore,” they said.
Petey was very sad.
So Petey started looking for a new mom.
Someone who understood that old dogs could be great dogs.
But Petey was a different kind of dog.
He did not have any teeth!
Nope, not one.
So it was hard for him to eat his food.
And sometimes his tongue would fall out of his mouth.
People thought he was an ugly dog because he had no teeth.
But one day a nice lady saw his picture and said
“That’s our new dog, Benny”
She took Benny to meet this new dog and boy was he little!
He weighed only four and a half pounds!
But Benny liked him too so they adopted him.
Petey now came to live with Sue and Benny and he wasn’t sad anymore.
He went to a new doctor and guess what?
Even though he was tiny and had no teeth, he was healthy.
His new mom gave him very soft food and he ate with a big appetite!
He liked having a brother and Benny was very happy to have Petey join his family.
Petey’s new mom took him to a doctor and he was a very smart little dog. Yes he had no teeth but he could hear well and his little legs and hips were healthy.
Petey, the old dog no one wanted was now living in a new home and learning new things.
Like how to walk on a leash.
How to Sit and Stay
How to Down and Stay
But no one had to teach Petey how to LOVE
Because Petey was born to be a Love Dog … a Therapy Dog.
His journey begins NOW!