From Rescue to Champion: video series shows bond between top dogs and owners

Spinner the Labrador Retriever was muzzled, tied to a tree and emaciated. Black Lab Remi’s energy level and lack of focus were too much for five different owners who surrendered him. Edgar the Malinois was adopted as an injured 4-month-old with multiple orthopedic surgeries in his future. And Fala the German Shepherd was no use for a breeder when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease.

When mighty mite Milo isn’t launching himself off docks as far as other dogs three times his size, he works as a therapy dog at a child psychology practice. Milo gives the perfect kind of attention to every little friend he meets, and endless joy to his owner Steve. Credit: VetriScience

Despite the potential for heartbreaking journeys, these four dogs with uncertain futures would eventually each find an owner whose love and dedication to taking good care of them brought out their best attributes and made them champion athletes. Now, their stories are being told in a heart-warming video series from VetriScience® that celebrates the bond between humans and their best fur friends.

Spinner, Remi, Edgar and Fala have all overcome their individual obstacles and won competitions at the DockDogs World Championship – the culminating event in a series of DockDogs events throughout the country for canines that excel at jumping, retrieving and swimming.

Each video in the Take Good Care Series presented by VetriScience® begins with the dog’s owner talking about meeting their furever friend and the challenges – from behavioral issues to cancer and loss of vision – that were overcome to give their dog a shot at being a top canine athlete.

At the same time, the series illustrates the bond that exists between the dogs and their humans and how the dogs take good care of their owners in return.

“We’ve been through a lot and he’s really changed my life,” said Cheryl MacIntyre about her Champion Dock Dog Spinner in their Take Good Care Series video. “You don’t take any day for granted anymore and he’s really taught me how to be a better dog trainer and be a better, I think, just a better person.”

Season One of the series will have three more videos that share stories of Champion Dock Dogs. Season Two will broaden to include stories of service, working, and therapy dogs, and continue to chronicle inspirational stories of the unbreakable bond and love between dogs and their humans.

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About VetriScience® Laboratories
VetriScience® Laboratories, a division of FoodScience® Corporation (FSC), has led the way in the animal health industry with the formulation of nutritional supplements for companion animals since our company was founded. For over 40 years, VetriScience® has been setting new standards of quality and safety in products for companion animals. At VetriScience® Laboratories, our mission is to provide veterinarians with powerful products backed by science to complement traditional therapies. We are committed to using pure and highly researched ingredients in products that are safe, effective, and developed by vets for vets.

Lisa Williams is reflected in the googles of her late German Shepherd, Fala, who overcame two autoimmune diseases and vision loss to compete at the DockDogs World Championship. Credit: VetriScience (PRNewsfoto/VetriScience Laboratories)

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