May 7, 2019In the News

Man’s Best Friend Helps Him Overcome Homelessness

Advocates Maintain Pets Can Help Homeless People

Erik Aalgaard remembers the hurtful words that people told him while he was homeless with the only friend he had left in this world: Buddy, his golden lab.

“They said, ‘You can’t even take care of yourself; how can you take care of a dog?’” Aalgaard explained.

But he gives Buddy, a.k.a. Buddybear, all of the credit for helping him overcome homelessness.

“I know that deep in my heart that he saved my life,” Aalgaard said during a recent interview from Gardenerville, Nevada. “My dog saved my life.”  (Read Full Story Here)

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