October 31, 2018Success Stories

Success Story & Testimonial “Buddybear”

To the team at Pets of the Homeless,
You saved him, he saved me, now we save others.
Thank you for your service!!

Back in July of 2013 I was down on my luck, homeless and in fear of losing my best friend, my Dog Buddybear. Your team set in motion the series of events that led to Buddybear receiving an emergency surgery that saved his life. This selfless act filled my heart with much needed love and hope. The reason I am writing this, is to let you know how important that act of kindness was to me. It gave me the strength to keep going and taught me the importance of giving back to the community. Buddybear and I were able to get back up our feet and (Paws). Now, we are in a position to give back to others that are in need of a helping hand up.

Thank you for all that you do.
With much love and respect,
Erik Aalgaard

Story from 2013:

Second Chance
Buddy’s homeless owner was desperate for help. Buddy was very sick and his owner did not know why. He was very lethargic and could not keep anything down. We approved an examination at a local participating network veterinarian. We approved x-rays. A foreign object was seen. Emergency surgery was performed and a peach pit that was lodged in Buddy’s intestines was removed. Buddy has since fully recovered. The veterinarian said it was only a matter of minutes to save this dog’s life. The owner and Buddy stopped by Pets of the Homeless’ office to say thank you. We were delighted and let’s just say the Kleenex was being passed around. The owner said Buddy was all he had and could not lose him. He refused to give up on his best friend. They live on the streets in his truck.