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Abandoned Dog Finds New Home With Veteran

Dani, abandoned and pregnant, wandered to a family’s home in West Virginia. Unable to care for Dani, the family reached out to their local rescue. They took Dani in, and there she had three beautiful puppies. Her journey, however, was just beginning.

Dani made her way to Tales of Courage in Danbury. It was apparent to everyone who met her that she was a special dog. Dani’s vibrant personality won over everyone she met. Tales of Courage spoke with Rachael, one of the trainers at Pets for Vets and ROAR (Ridgefield Operation for Animal Rescue) about Dani being a possible candidate for their program. Dani was evaluated for temperament and taken the veterinarian for a full medical exam.

The president of Tales of Courage put Dani on hold for during this process. They easily could have adopted Dani to a local family but felt she could enrich a veteran’s life. And that she has!

Photo: Pets For Vets

ROAR adopted Dani and then placed her with Lori Mazzola, one of Pets for Vets wonderful foster families. After a clean bill of health and training, Dani immediately became a part of Earl Renner’s life along with his wife, Bella Marie. Dani has quickly made friends with their cat and won the love of their children and grandchildren. Most importantly, she is a constant companion to Earl, helping him stay healthy – emotionally and physically.

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Written by Adriana Sandoval
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