A good Samaritan discovered Jeanie, a five-month-old stray puppy, running with a pack of dogs. She saw that it needed help so she took the animal and brought her to the veterinary clinic where she works.
The vet observed that the dog’s crippled front leg was causing it inconvenience, so she amputated it. Jeanie was eventually adopted by the good Samaritan’s mother, Lydia Crochet.
Lydia saw that even at a young age, Jeanie had the ability to sense the emotions of others. She is always available to brighten up her parents when they have a difficult day. Even friends and family members who visit Lydia saw Jeanie’s people skills. They suggested that Jeanie should be evaluated as a therapy dog.
The three-legged Jeanie passed the therapy dog examination with flying colors, and she has since devoted her time to comforting individuals who are enduring hardships. Jeanie, who is now 12 years old, has comforted many individuals, and she is happy to continue doing so. She works at the Children’s Advocacy Center, where she comforts children who must be questioned by investigators in child abuse and violent crime cases.
Together with Lydia, she visits nursing homes, hospitals, veterans’ homes, literacy programs, and schools, bringing joy to those she encounters. During examination seasons, she is available to students, and she also attends special education classes. In addition, whenever she visits veterans’ homes, she provides a happy distraction for depressed veterans.
Jeanie became Lydia’s therapy dog during her double mastectomy. Lydia believes that she recovered more quickly since Jeanie never left her side during her recuperation.
The dog is full of life and full of love which she shares with others. Jeanie is undeniably a hero dog because of what she does. No wonder she became the 2019 Therapy Hero Dog Award recipient from American Humane.
Source: American Humane