Praise from Alyssa

May 6, 2012

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“I adopted my dog Sesame from PPI in 2007 when she was just 16 months old. Sesame came from Streator and her prior owners did not have her spayed. When she became pregnant at 8 months, the owners decided to use her for target practice and try to kill her. Luckily a local police agency was able to intervene and Sesame had her puppies (which were adopted out) and she ended up at PPI. When I went to PPI in October of 2007 we had just lost the family dog that we’d had for 10 years to cancer and I was just going “to look.” When I arrived with my mom Mary Driscoll had me look at a few of the dogs in their play area. She encouraged me to play with them and she listened to my mom talk about how sad our family was at the loss of our other dog. We were there for 2 hours and we ended up meeting a special little girl name Sesame. She kept coming up to the kennel door and trying to get my attention, she was so funny to watch. She was a wonderful dog to get in a time of sadness because she was able to make all of us smile. She also did so well in my apartment with me working full time–Mary knows the dogs and knows what they act like.

Today Sesame is 5 1/2 and a healthy, happy dog in the Peoria area. She is a wonderful girl that loves tennis balls, “walk-rides,” the dog park, and ice cream. Sesame is so smart–she has a lot of words and she will cock her head in recognition to her words. She has her Canine Good Citizen and is a certified therapy dog in Peoria, Illinois. I still donate to Pet Project on a fairly regular basis because they are a wonderful organization that serves our community. Sesame is also the proud sister of Blitz a 10 year old former foster dog that was recently adopted.”

– Alyssa Emanuelson

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