A Gift from Canines For Heroes: A Rescue Story

by | Jul 7, 2023 | Dogs, Service Animals | 0 comments

If you’re a dog lover like me, you know the significance of having a furry companion by your side. They are more than pets, they are our friends, our emotional support, and our family. And for some, dogs are even more than that. They are heroes who help people with disabilities, and mental health issues, and help them get through the toughest times in their lives. In my case, Blueberry Muffin (his name was Jackson when I received him, but my grandchildren voted and this name won) was a gift from Canines For Heroes, and he has brought so much joy and meaning to my life ever since.

Blueberry Muffin is a terrier that was trained as a little therapy dog. He was rescued by Sandra, the founder of Canines For Heroes, and offered as a gift to my mom while she was still alive. She was battling a chronic illness, and the dog visited her in the hospital, where he quickly became her emotional support. He helped her stay calm, take her medicine, and even made the nurses’ job easier. He was a little hero who knew exactly how to make her feel better, and that’s something I’ll never forget. He rescued my mom and now he helps me.

Today, Blueberry Muffin is my companion. He keeps me company, helps me stay active, and brings joy to my everyday life. I often feel like he understands me better than anyone else, and that’s because he’s been trained to sense my moods and act accordingly. When I’m feeling down or anxious, he’s always there to comfort me, and when I’m happy, he’s the first one to celebrate with me. He’s loyal, loving, and always happy to see me, no matter what.

In addition to being a great company, Blueberry Muffin also guards my house and gives me a sense of security and peace of mind. I know that he’s always by my side and that if something were to happen, he’d be there to protect me. In this way, he’s a beloved pet and a watchdog who keeps my home safe.

I am very thankful for Canines For Heroes, the organization that brought Blueberry Muffin into my life. They are doing tremendous work training dogs to assist First Responders and Veterans with PTSD. Their dogs are more than mere companions; they are support systems that make a tangible difference in people’s lives. That’s why I encourage everyone to support Canines For Heroes and the work they do.

In conclusion, Blueberry Muffin is more than just a pet to me. He’s a hero who reminds me daily of the joy and love of having a furry companion. I’m grateful for the time I get to spend with him, and I’m grateful for the work of organizations like Canines For Heroes, which help dogs become heroes in the truest sense of the word. If you’re considering getting a furry companion, I highly recommend adopting from a rescue organization or training your dog. It can make all the difference in your life, as it has in mine.  Sunita Lodwig, Retired College Professor Sarasota, Fl