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    Posted January 31, 2012 by
    McBeth3540
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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     McBeth3540 says it's hard to believe Daisy is the same dog that was surrendered to a shelter in 2010. The first photo was taken by Daisy's foster mother in May 2010. The second photo was taken in December 2011.
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    My sheltie, Daisy, weighed 64 lbs. from over-eating, fed to her by her original owner. She had been taken to the vet to be put to sleep, as she could no longer walk. The vet refused, and surrendered her to Austin Sheltie Rescue in May, 2010. Through a grain- free diet, green beans and exercise, she has lost 30 lbs. I adopted her in July, 2011, and continue with the rigid diet (1/4 c. grain-free kibble, 1/4 c. frozen green beans twice a day, and poached, boneless, skinless chicken bits as treats. She also is fed omega capsules and joint strengthening pills). It is hard to believe she is the same dog. She is walked regularly, and is not fed any people food.

     

    She also has qualified as a service dog recently. I suffer from depression (I am bipolar) and Daisy is key in getting me up, outside, exercising, and meeting people. She is a sweet tempered dog who loves everyone, especially children. I feel I was very lucky to adopt this dog, into a home where she is needed as much as she's wanted.

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