Aladdin — Therapy
Aladdin was found severely emaciated in 2013, both of his back legs & tail had been broken, missing 12 teeth with open wounds. I foster emaciated dogs and he came to me. From the moment I met him, his little tail never stopped wagging, despite his horrific condition.
Aladdin had a rough recovery but he overcame the obstacles put before him. He greeted every person with a lot of hope and despite the abuse he suffered he trusted enough to learn that no one would hurt him again. Within the year he was a certified therapy dog bringing love to everyone he meets.
Aladdin is a Ronald McDonald House Ambassador dog, his favorite duty! He visits schools doing a humane education, anti bullying program. He is a trained crisis response dog & spent a week in Orlando last year after the shooting doing therapy visits & fundraising for the Victims Fund. He works with the Philadelphia Police fundraising for the Fallen Officers Fund & attending the events they do with special needs children. He is an ambassador dog for Tito’s Vodka for Dog People Campaign and together they have raised over 300,000 for rescues & shelters all over. He also works with Veterans & PACT for Animals.
Most importantly he is a model/ambassador for Show Your Soft Side, a nationwide animal abuse campaign and he is the Spokesdog for the rescue I work with, Lilo’s Promise. Lilo’s takes in medical needs dogs like Aladdin.
Heroes come in all shapes & sizes, Aladdin has taught me that each time I watch him work.