Pit Bull Puppy has a Special Gift for Comforting Others

Dominic, a pit bull puppy, was rescued and taken in by a vet tech in Eaton, Colorado. As Dominic spent more time at the clinic it became clear he had a special gift for comforting the dogs who were recovering at the clinic.

dominic2Dominic, a pit bull puppy, was rescued and taken in by a vet tech in Eaton, Colorado. As Dominic spent more time at the clinic it became clear he had a special gift for comforting the dogs who were recovering at the clinic.

Police found Dominic and his litter in a Denver home during a raid. Since Denver has a ban on pit bulls animal shelters in the area had to work quickly to find Dominic and his littermates a place outside of Denver.

Denkai Community Veterinary Clinic took the puppies in and vet tech Stephany Haswell offered to foster a few of the puppies, including Dominic. She already had three dogs and wasn’t planning on keeping any of the puppies, but her family fell in love with Dominic.

Dominic got along great with her other dogs, which normally don’t pay much attention to dogs she fosters. Though he fit in great at home, Dominic had a lot of energy as a puppy and Haswell started bringing him to work because her other dogs needed a break from his constant attempts at playing.

One morning a dog that just got out of surgery was placed on Dominic’s huge red pillow just outside the operating room. Dominic’s reaction was to immediately come and cuddle with the dog. Haswell didn’t think much of it, Dominic loves cuddling with everyone.

Later that day though Dominic lay with some dogs that were recovering from surgery and rested his head on their bodies whenever they would cry. The more a dog cried the more attention Dominic would pay to it. It became clear that Dominic had a special gift for comforting others.

Dominic now helps comfort and calms the dogs, and even some of the cats, after surgery. Dogs sometimes come out of surgery aggressively, occasionally biting, but with Dominic by their side the dogs wake up calm and happy.

“I’ve never, ever seen anything like this,” said Floss Blackburn, founder of Denkai. “He’s got such a sweet heart.”

19 thoughts on “Pit Bull Puppy has a Special Gift for Comforting Others

  1. What an amazing and beautiful boy!! If people could be like that this world would be a better place! Kudos to his “mommy” for all you do in helping animals!

    1. Its fantastic story and…so WHAT if they “stolen” this story ??? They pass to more readers…you a nasty person with you stupide comments

    2. Dogs are such a special gift for humans. They show us by example how simple it can be to care and love one another.

      As to the negative human going on about ‘stealing’ a story… that is so ridiculous. This site gathers stories from all over the world about dogs and shares them. Your ‘human’ limitations, displaying greed over something like this really stands out here with the contrast against something as simple, powerful and loving as a dog. You’re in the wrong place.

    3. Dan England, no reason for you to be so possessive. If you really understand this story, you shouldn’t be so territorial. It should be spread everywhere.

  2. Dominic is a pack balancer and a healer…BSL would have had him and his litter mates killed, and love saved him. This is a great story.

  3. That is such agreat story about a very special dog. Dominic found his cause and special place in life!

    1. Please don’t purchase a pet, 10,000 dogs and cats die EVERY DAY! Please consider adopting and save a life!

    2. ADOPT DONT SHOP! PITBULLS ARE AWESOME FAMILY PETS THIS PAWSITIVE PITBULL STORY REFLECTS THEIR PROTECTIVE NATURE AND I AM GLAD TO HAVE COME ACROSS IT HERE ON LIFE WITH DOGS! SO MUCH BAD PRESS ON THESE EXCEPTIONALLY SMART LOYAL AND EMPATHETIC BREED THAT IT BREAKS MY HEART. THEY ARE LITERALLY BEING KILLED AND ABUSED AT A RATE I DONT THINK ANY OTHER BREED HAS EXPERIENCD (ACTUALLY BEAGLES ARE UP THERE AS WELL) WE NEED TO GENERATE A CROWD AND PROTECT AND STAND UP FOR THEM. YOU MAY THINK IT DOESNT EFFECT YOU BUT IT DOES. IF “THEY” ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE SOMETHING YOU LOVE AWAY FROM YOU WHEN “THEY” SAY AND FEEL LIKE IT.. WE MIGHT AS WELL LIVE IN A COMMUNIST COUNTRY. THIS IS ABOUT POWER NOT WHAT IS RIGHT!! END BSL! BLAME THE DEED NOT THE BREED.

  4. I’ve always said it’s a case of nurture not nature. If they’re brought up right,they’re stunning pets.

  5. Pits are the BEST. My current boy is an Ambassador for the Breed everywhere I take him– sweet, friendly, calm. Wouldn’t have anything else.

  6. Al I can say, is look at those eyes. Do you see how soft and gentle they are? What a beautiful soul that doggie has. Those eyes won me right away.

  7. like Jeff explained I’m in shock that a student able to get paid $6915 in 1 month on the internet . see this website . helpful site
    >>>>>>>> WWW.J­­O­­B­­­S­­­­C­­­­­S.C­O­M

  8. I own my pit bull my life. I had a very bad panic attack that day. I could not get my self to breath and when i tried to breath it was quick and hurt. My pit bull open my door, she learned to do that herself. She jump on my bed and sat on my chest and keep licking my face till i started breathing a little bit better. She stay by my side that night, but she stay my side most of the times anyways. I hate when people say this breed is bad.

Leave a Reply to Ariana Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.