Sandy is the Hill Pet of the Week. She’s a 14-year-old beagle, who’s certified as a therapy dog. Here’s her bio shared by her owner, Pat Leitner:
Sandy is a very special little old lady pup. A little over two years ago, she was just another old, ill and injured homeless beagle in a shelter in North Carolina overburdened with beagles and without the resources to care for a special dog. But, thanks to Sandy’s strength, and the efforts of the shelter staff and the volunteers at Homeward Trails Animal Rescue and its North Carolina partners, Sandy was given a reprieve and transported to D.C.
Sandy now is healthy and even happier, thanks to a host of talented and compassionate local veterinarians and veterinary technicians and intake specialists, including those at Union Veterinary Clinic and the Washington Humane Society Spay and Neuter Center. She also is a fully certified People Animals Love therapy dog.
Want your pet to be considered for Hill Pet of the Week? Email [email protected] with a 2-3 paragraph bio and at least three horizontal photos of your pet. Each week’s winner receives a gift bag of dog or cat treats from Metro Mutts, along with 100 Metro Mutts Reward Points.
Known for “What dogs and cats want. What owners need,” Metro Mutts specializes in products and services for passionate pet owners. Now offering individualized dog walking, pet sitting and cat care from two store locations on Capitol Hill, on Barracks Row and on H Street NE. Learn more at www.metromuttsdc.com.
Photos courtesy of Pat Leitner