December 30th – 12 Days of Comfort and Joy
Day 11 – Our veterinary partners bring comfort and joy to PawPADs’ dogs!
From routine vaccinations and spaying/neutering to emergency surgery to free eye exams for service dogs, the veterinarians that PawPADs partners with provide skilled and loving care for our dogs in-training and to those in placement! Sometimes the veterinarians are able to provide some services for free, but since they are small businesses, we understand that free is not possible in most cases and we respect that. Most provide some discount and all provide tons of free LOVE and COMPASSION!. Please consider a donation today that can go to help cover these necessary costs.
Remember, during the “12 Days Of Comfort and Joy” (Dec 20-31, 2016) all donations IN ANY AMOUNT will be matched by the Giant Steps Foundation AND be tax deductible! If you’re inspired, please make a donation today!
Otto, one of the sweetest old dogs you ever met, was a 13 – 15 year old lab with several health issues we here at PawPADs took in from a shelter in order to provide him a family and care to make his end-of-life a happy time for him. We expected Otto had 6 months or so left in his life. Dr. Stuart Dalton of White Bear Animal Hospital kept a close eye on Otto with senior dog health checks and Ottos 6 months stretched into around 18 months of high quality and happy life with his huge PawPADs family. He was was mainly deaf, had poor eyesight, lymes disease and was the most handsome dog ever. Despite the burden of age, Otto never stopped wagging his tail and always looked at all his volunteer family with such love, adoration, and trust with his big brown eyes.
Then when it became obvious that Otto’s quality of life and health were quickly declining, the decision was made to point him in the direction of the Rainbow Bridge. Dr. Julie Michaels, of Crossroads Animal Hospital, another long time friend of PawPADs, made the trip to our training center and with kindness and sincere words and comfort helped him cross over.