Rottweiler’s rescue shows how dogs can help comfort others


More than two years ago an emaciated Rottweiler, who had suffered badly at the hands of an uncaring human, was collected from Scotland by Shak owner Stephen Wylie.

He was named him Luka and the photos taken of him at the time did not really show the extent of the state he was in.

Stephen said: “He was very scared but thanks to the team’s care and attention and Luka’s hard work he got his life back again.

“He stayed with us for many months and then was lucky to be spotted by a friend of Shak, Andy, who took gave him a new ‘forever foster’ home. Andy and Luka worked and played together and I am delighted to tell you that Luka has just become the latest Shak dog to be a Pets As Therapy dog.”

“They have both done a fantastic job!

“We live in a country where I’d say the general opinion of Rottweilers is a bad one, but this shows the other side of the coin and the suffering humans do to a breed of dog that only ever receives negative press.

“Luka and Andy have proved them all wrong.”

Pets as Therapy dogs provide therapeutic visits to hospitals, hospices, nursing and care homes, special needs schools and a variety of other venues with their owners.

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