In the summer 2011 issue of Our Four-Footed Friends we brought you the adoption story of Dennis and Vinny. Dennis, a first-time dog owner wanted a moderately active dog with a mellow personality that he could take for jaunts around the Back Bay with his wheelchair. Vinny, a rat terrier mix who came to the Boston shelter as a rescue was at first very skittish and hand-shy (flinching if you’d reach over him in a certain way). However thanks to extensive work from the League’s Behavior Department Vinny became much more comfortable around people and took to Dennis immediately.
As you can see, a year later, after continuing work with the Behavior Department (including such things as overcoming Vinny’s fear of elevators and getting him to walk with Dennis’s personal care assistants) Dennis and Vinny are doing great!
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