By Trish Locklair;
River is a white boxer who was 18 hours from being euthanized. River was deaf and no one wanted a deaf dog,but a boxer rescue group saved him.
He came into my life shortly after my father lost his fight with cancer. River filled the emptiness for me and I for him. River was exceptionally, anxious, what our vet called separation anxiety.
He was truly a smart dog for he began learning sign language and to this day he has learned 14. Our work began for we were asked to speak at a school in Anderson county. We told Rivers story attempting to show that even if he had a disability,he was very special. We showed them how we communicated through sign language. The children were very excited to see River responding to them. That day I told River that there had to be something out there for us. We both wanted to pay it forward to someone else.
That night I got on the internet looking for Paws for a Cause and somehow ended on Paws 2 Care’s website. I knew then that God had answered our prayers. We love every minute of the visits and now my husband has come on board and we are paying it forward, bringing smiles to people. Who could ask for anything more.