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Dog featured on 13abc's "Pet Project" now a therapy dog

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Every week, 13abc tries to help find forever homes for dogs at the Lucas County Canine Care and Control. This week, we want to share with you a special story of a match made right here on 13abc.

 Meet Boo, a 3-year-old well-trained Pomeranian.  In June of 2013, Boo was featured on our Sunday morning segment Pet Project.  That's where those with Lucas County Canine Care and Control showcase different dogs up for adoption. When he was with them, Boo was called "Swiffer."

 After she saw him on, T.V. Judy Hansen rushed to Erie Street to pick up her Boo. "Every day, honestly, has been the best day of my life since this dog came into it," says Hansen.

Now, Judy and her husband, Roland are sharing Boo's enthusiasm with everyone. Boo recently became certified as a therapy dog.

The Hansens decided to get him licensed after they brought Boo to see Roland's brother Richard in hospice, shortly before Richard lost his battle with cancer.

 "If it hadn't have been for TV13, we wouldn't have met this little guy and everything else aside, I think TV13 is really doing a public service."

The Hansens plan to take boo to hospitals, libraries and nursing homes.

 Anywhere there's a need for a therapy dog to bring happiness the same way Boo has brought joy to the Hansens.

"So, he found his forever home and I would like to see a lot more animals that are rescue animals find their forever home."

 You can help dogs like Boo by visiting the Lucas County Canine Care and Control and the Toledo Area Humane Society.



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