|Therapy dog, Dakota, vacationing in Florida © Donna Patterson www.petzsitter.com|
Dakota, whose photo is featured in the 2012 Paws For Charity book, died this past June. He was Donna's little boy and also her therapy dog that attended nursing homes to brighten the residents' day. It was very sudden and a shock that her family will never get over. He had a vascular tumor on the right side of his brain that started to bleed which caused stroke like symptoms. He died on July 28th. Paws For Charity is honored to have featured Dakota in this year's book.
“This is my first participation for Paws For Charity and I’m very excited to find such a wonderful charitable cause. Since my whole life revolves around animals, it is only fitting to help them as much as possible.” - Donna