Last Chance Rescue Pooch Becomes Therapy Dog

Posted by TF Oren
All photos courtesy of Patch

Help could not have come soon enough for Sherlock.

Sherlock, the Samoyed/Great Pyrenees mix, was housed at a high-kill shelter in rural Tennessee and was scheduled for euthanasia in fewer than 24 hours.

And then, miraculously, help arrived. Sherlock's guardian angel came in the form of the Big Fluffy Dog Rescue (BFDR). BFDR is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving the lives of giant, mixed breed dogs in need. With headquarters in Nashville, the organization operates in various states across the South and New England, searching for dogs like Sherlock, who would otherwise be euthanized.

When BFDR learned about Sherlock, volunteers swooped in at the eleventh hour, and today, Sherlock the rescue dog is paying his good luck a big way.

Sherlock is loving life these days.

He is currently in training to become a therapy dog for an eight-year old autistic boy form New England. Calm and intelligent, Sherlock is learning fast, and will soon become a loving companion to a child in need.

Sherlock's therapy dog training will teach him a variety of commands and protective behaviors to help keep his human companion safe at all times, especially when the child has anxiety attacks and other behavioral episodes.

Sherlock's rescue has changed not only his life, but will soon profoundly change the life of a child; this is the incredible power of animal rescue in action.

The Big Fluffy Dog Rescue is using the GoodWorld platform to raise funds for Sherlock's training. If you'd like to contribute, you can do so here.

All photos courtesy of Patch.

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