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Jake the Dog’s Summer Yields a Forever Home and a New Partnership for Casa Hogar

By Marie Abercrombie

It’s been a busy summer. I hope you all are having a good time here in beautiful San Miguel de Allende or wherever you have been traveling.

Last month, I introduced you to String Bean, the beautiful bassett/beagle mix (see her photo with Marie in the July 19 issue of Atención). She is so full of life. If anyone out there is looking for a really sweet rescue dog who is trained and fully vetted, she is the answer to your prayers. She will begin her advanced training very soon, and by Christmas, she will be looking for a home. What a wonderful holiday present she would make. Here’s her photo—isn’t she a doll?

I want to tell you about a new opportunity for Heart to Heart. We have wanted to spread our paws a little and see what else we can do. One of our fabulous volunteers (Julie) suggested we talk to the people who run Elder Care facilities. So off we trotted to Sofia Cares. They already have residents who have a dog and two cats at their present location and are excited to open a new location on September 1 with expanded facilities. I was pleased to find that they love animals and have a dog therapy program, along with physical therapy—just a couple of their wonderful activities for residents. I wonder if the animals there get the same three meals a day that the residents do?

I now have my forever home with my friend, Jeanne Murphy, so I am checking out Sofia Cares for a future Heart to Heart pal. They have all kinds of personal care there, including manicures and pedicures (I have always wanted my nails painted bright pink). They also have massages (I wonder what that would feel like?). I really envy my future pal, who will be lucky enough to live here. They even take the residents to their appointments, shopping, or to the doctor—I think that is what humans call their vets. I do have a Heart to Heart dog in mind. She is small, so she can sit in a lap. She will soon be in the Heart to Heart training program, and after her graduation, she will be looking for a forever home at Sofia Cares among one of the residents. So many laps, so little time.

I think that having a dog to walk for exercise, and for cuddling up in the evening is a perfect thing for a person living at an elder care facility like Sofia Cares. If you have an elderly family member or friend, you might want to contact Sofia Soto at 415 117 7643 or email her at chofislcon56@icloud.com. She would love to tell you all about her services.

Be sure to look for my September article, here in Atención

jake & String Bean

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