by Kelly Lawson
Candidate #3; Kandie
On November 19, 2009 we adopted Kandie (formerly Aggie) from SLCo Animal Services. She was 4 months old at the time. And was one of the first few Pit Bulls to be adopted out of their Pit Crew program.
From the beginning, we knew that Kandie was something special! She was such a sweet little puppy and when you looked into her eyes, she would melt your heart. She brought a new excitement into our home.
Kandie is a people dog – she loves people; much more than she likes dogs. She is always looking for attention and wants to meet everyone. You may even be able to get her to do a few tricks. If you ask her to “watch me,” she’ll look you straight in the eye and she’s got you. What a love bug!
In November 2011, she became a registered therapy dog with Pet Partners and Therapy Animals of Utah. And now she gets to meet new friends all the time. She is now visiting with the clients of Paramount Health & Rehabilitation monthly. You can put this at the top of her list of fun things to do!
In addition to therapy visits, Kandie loves to snuggle, go for walks, do zoomies around the yard, and play with her 2 sisters and 2 brothers (all adopted). You may even find her out in the community, being an ambassador for her breed. Kandie is an amazing example of how Pit Bulls and Shelter Dogs can be great additions to your family and the community.
Kandie has also earned her CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certification, her Bachelor’s & Master’s degrees with C.L.A.S.S (Canine Life and Social Skills) and is currently working towards getting her PhD. She is even the inspiration for Save Our Local Pets Utah, a nonprofit that collects food and supplies for Utah’s shelters and rescues.
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Every dollar raised by Kandie’s campaign will go into the Injured Animal Fund. Help homeless animals heal so they can find a HOME!