After J.P. Staves was struck by a drunk driver, his mother Donna thought he’d never walk again. With lots of patience and physical therapy, she was able to aid in her son’s rehabilitation until he could at last take those precious steps she feared he’d never take. But there was another hurdle his mother could not help him overcome. Depression. Though J.P.’s months of recovery paid off physically, his mental outlook seemed permanently damaged. Until he met Roamer.
Roamer was an abandoned dog taken in by a friend of Donna. The friend gave Roamer to J.P. as a gift. Donna was so impressed by the way Roamer helped her son overcome his depression that she decided to take up the cause of finding homes for dogs who needed them, and homes that needed dogs.
She formed Pawzatively Canine, a free dog-placement service dedicated to uniting victims of depression with dogs in need. “Our mission is simple; it’s to enhance lives, one dog at a time,” Donna said.
Donna has “absolutely no doubt that Roamer saved my son’s life.” Now she’s using Pawzatively Canine to make that difference in the lives of others.
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