“I was having a hard time with a lot of stuff and someone suggested that a dog would be a good idea.
They said, a dog would be a good thing for me to focus on in a positive way.
I started by going to the North Shore Animal League but they didn’t have any puppies that my allergies could tolerate.
They did have some senior dogs that were hypoallergenic, but the kids wanted a puppy.
The puppy was also going to be an elementary school graduation present for my younger daughter.”