Monday, November 29, 2010

Shelter Dog is Paws of Life For a Missing Man With Alzheimers

Terrific story about how a wonderful rescue dog helped save the life of a missing man with Alzheimers. Link is below:

Here is an excerpt:

Shelter Dog is Paws of Life for Missing Man Mon, 29 Nov 2010, 23:51:32 GMTEdited by Debra Tone

AMES, Iowa, Nov. 29 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Sometimes a hero is found at the local animal shelter. Moses, a three year old yellow lab/golden retriever, who is a certified search and rescue dog, found a missing Alzheimer's patient earlier this month. "It takes a dog with the right stuff," said Robin Habeger, of Paws of Life Foundation, and Moses' handler and trainer. "Often that means the dogs do not make a good pet." Moses was relinquished to the Animal Rescue League in Des Moines in the spring of 2008 and placed with Habeger that summer. He started his training when he was six months old."Moses isn't afraid of much and loves to bark for his toy, which is how he told me he found the missing man," said Habeger.........