Our dog Sophie is a nine year old yellow lab who is our first child. We have a busy household of two young children and sometimes Sophie was getting denied her walks, so we found Blue Dog to help us out. I met with Kim and Sophie’s new walker (Amy) and couldn’t have been more impressed with the both of them.
We started our weekly walks in August of 2010 and unfortunately just a month into her walks, we received some heart breaking news about her health. She had been diagnosed with bone cancer and the Dr. had given her a matter of months to survive. My husband and I were completely devastated and we were not ready to give up on her, so we chose to do Chemotherapy.
Obviously, Sophie’s walks had to stop for a little while and I called Kim to let her know. I didn’t expect to get the response that I did from Kim and Amy, considering that Sophie had only been on a couple of walks with them. Kim had wrote me a very encouraging email(s) and also sent me recommendations of vitamins to try and help her, I was completely grateful!
Then there was Amy, who seemed completely devastated when I told her and very concerned. There were cookies and a toy left for Sophie on her last walk and a very nice letter from Amy and Blue Dog.
After six months of Chemotherapy, nothing had changed and we were stuck with a very hard decision and that was to amputate her leg or lose her. We chose amputation and Sophie went into surgery in January and it was very successful. Unfortunately, we had already booked a vacation in February and I was stuck on what to do.
We have never left her in a kennel and immediately thought of Blue Dog and Amy, to see if they could help us. Luckily, Amy was able to house sit for us for one week and she was wonderful. She went over and beyond to make Sophie (and us) feel comfortable and well taken care. While I was away, I would receive text messages about Sophie and all of the daily errands that Amy took her on.
I feel very lucky to have found Blue Dog and I know that Sophie feels the same way. Watching Sophie run to the door wagging her tail every time she sees Amy and her little dog Jal, makes us all so happy!