A huge congratulations goes out to 10-year-old black and tan smooth dachshund 'Emma,' and her humans, who hail from New Milford, Connecticut, for taking Pet of the Year! Excerpt from The News-Times:
Emma will be honored Feb. 3 by the state Veterinary Medical Association for her work as a therapy pet.
The dog was nominated to receive a Pet of the Year award by local veterinarian Dr. Robert Belden. She will be honored at a celebration dinner at Mystic Aquarium.
Dave Shaffer is quick to say all the credit for Emma's good deeds and training goes to his wife, Debby, who regularly takes the dog to a Kent retirement home or to visit mentally disabled adults in New York state.
Debby Shaffer, an occupational therapy specialist in New York state, has made more than 300 therapy visits with Emma.
Way to go! Read more about Emma at The News Times.