Dear NBC 10 Boston Puppy followers/community,
After careful medical evaluation, including thorough testing and screening procedures, the team at America’s VetDogs has concluded that due to an uncommon medical condition that affects the liver, the NBC
10 Boston Puppy with a Purpose, Brady, can no longer continue his training to become a service dog for a veteran with disabilities.
At America’s VetDogs, and its sister organization the Guide Dog Foundation, our canine care and veterinary staff are consistently monitoring the behavioral and medical well being of all of our dogs from birth through placement to ensure a successful match with the people we serve. Our priority will always be the health, safety and well-being of the dogs we breed, raise, train, and place within our programs.
We will continue to monitor and support Brady and will provide him with the best care available to ensure that he lives a happy fulfilling life as an adopted pet with his puppy raiser Hannah.
Q: What medical condition does Brady have?
A: Our team of veterinarians discovered an abnormality in Brady’s liver that requires special care and monitoring that will continue throughout his life. Unfortunately, because of this condition, we cannot match and place Brady with a veteran with disabilities that requires them to also take on caring for Brady’s special needs.
Q: What’s next for Brady?
A: Brady will continuously be monitored during this process as we develop a comprehensive treatment plan. As comfort, happiness and health is our top priority, Brady will have a team of staff and supporters providing him with top-notch care throughout this journey.
Following his treatment, Brady will be adopted by his puppy raiser Hannah. To learn more about our adoption process, please visit our FAQs on VetDogs.org.
Q: What type of medical evaluations do our dogs participate in?
A: All of our future assistance dogs undergo continuous medical and behavioral evaluations throughout puppy raising and the formal training prior to being placed with their veteran handler. We also require our clients to have their dogs examined by a veterinarian at least once a year.
Q: What does this mean in regards to the NBC 10 Boston Puppy with a Purpose program?
A: America’s VetDogs has had an open dialogue with our partners at NBC and we all agree that Brady’s health is of upmost importance. At this time, our partnership for the Puppy with a Purpose program with NBC 10 Boston will no longer be moving forward.