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DaisyCharles and Duke Sammut are the winners of the April PetFirst Pet of the Month. Read on to see how their pet parent’s life has changed since rescuing the two mix breed dogs.
“In November 2010, my Dad fell ill and I left my home and job in southern California to be by Dad’s side and help mom. For two months I was with my Dad 23 out of 24 hours a day while he was in the hospital. Unfortunately, Dad passed away the following January and I had a complete hole in my heart and such a significant loss in my life.
I had been considering adopting a rescue prior to all this and never felt it was ever the right time. Then it happened! I was scrolling through rescue sites online and fell in love with Daisy. I kept her given name of Daisy and added Charles in honor of my Dad for DaisyCharles.
DaisyCharles is an amazing fur kid. She has such a sweet and loving temperament. I found such a comfort in her that I wanted others to experience the joy she had brought me. DaisyCharles is now nationally certified as a Service Dog and accompanies me when I visit hospice patients when I volunteer.
Since then two year later, I have started nursing school at night and clinical rounds on weekends. I truly didn’t want Daisy to feel alone so we welcomed my second rescue, Duke. He is the same age as DaisyCharles definitely acts like a “pesky little brother”, but DaisyCharles can hold her ground.’
What a blessing to have such amazing rescues. I’m just not sure who rescued who. Did I rescue them or did they rescue me? I tend to think it is the latter.”
-by Suzanne Sammut, proud pet parent of DaisyCharles and Duke, 3 year old mixed breed dogs
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