Boone — Therapy

Location: Hookstown, Pennsylvania

Boone survived heartbreaking cruelty as a puppy, which resulted in the loss of his back legs. His life changed when he was adopted by a family with a soft spot for special needs pets. His family had him fitted with a wheelchair to improve his mobility, and he has been a dog on a mission ever since. A mission to spread his joy to others with his infectious smile and story of resilience.

His sweet nature and enthusiasm for life despite his challenges, make him a perfect fit for his new profession as a therapy dog. They saw when you love what you do, you never work a day in your life, and that is the truth for Boone. Children light up when he enters the room.

Boone is an ambassador for the nonprofit, Joey’s P.A.W. (Prosthetics and Wheels). So far, the charity has provided mobility devices to over 700 dogs in need both in Pittsburgh, across the country, and even internationally. Boone and Joey’s P.A.W. hope to improve both the outcome for dogs with mobility issues in shelters and rescues across the country, as well as perceptions about their adoptability.

Boone deserves the title of American Hero Dog because he inspires those around him every day to overcome the obstacles that life throws at them. When he is not spreading joy as a therapy dog, he is working to make life better for dogs with mobility issues in shelters. Just look at his smile. He is going to change the world!

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