Big Paws To Fill

When Michele fell in love with Finn, it was with a still-heavy heart.


She had recently lost her beloved Cooper to cancer. They had trained together through our local Lend A Heart Lend A Hand Animal Assisted Therapy organization. Cooper had a very special role at the Yuba City Library reading with children – so much so that they named a special section after him, “Cooper’s Corner.”


Michele’s hope was that Finn would one day be ready to join her and contribute again to this amazing organization. (Note: today, some of the group was at the Butte Fire here in California, lending comfort to those displaced.) I remember her visiting with this fur ball almost daily until he was ready to go home. (This is Finn nearly sleeping through his puppy assessment.)


Sometimes she would wonder aloud if he had the energy or personality to become a therapy dog.


If last week’s class was any indication, I think that question has been answered.

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He just needed to grow into his playful self. And he found the perfect match in Summer! Let the games begin!

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Big paws to fill? Finn’s got this.