A Shelter Dog Saved This Man’s Life

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Eric wasn’t happy with his life. He worked too much, had few friends, was overweight and suffered from Type 2 Diabetes. After a plane incident Eric wanted to change his life. On advice from a nutritionist he adopted a shelter dog named Peety. He wanted someone just like him, fat and middle aged, but wasn’t sure how a dog would help him change his life. On the adoption day, Eric saved Peety’s life, but within just six months, the dog returned the favor. Here’s what happened.

61 thoughts on “A Shelter Dog Saved This Man’s Life”

  1. This article must be a joke. It is full of the most basic spelling and grammar errors. How can this person have been a journalist for more than 10 years? Even the self description is error-ridden! Are these articles churned out in a factory in India? Sure doesn’t sound like English is this person’s first language.

  2. Crying with all of you out there who has been touched by this true and genuine story. Let’s get the word out: Rescuing is saving lives…it may mean your very own life too!

  3. Very Inspirational story. You both rescued each other! You made Peety’s last days the happiest he has ever
    had and he made your days and future just as bright. So glad you rescued another shelter dog. Peety would have wanted that. I too have a shelter dog and another rescued dog. The first dog got me out of a bad slump and made me more active with our long walks, and now the second dog is doing the same thing.
    It was just meant to be……….Shelter dogs are the best!

  4. I hope this story gets more people out there to save shelter dogs. Many languish and die as I volunteer at a city shelter. So many animals are killed and die alone and afraid. A huge heartfelt thanks to that nutritionist for that life-saving piece of advice.


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