RESCUE DOG IS HELPING MAKE MARK PILGRIM’S DREAM A REALITY
Source: The South African (Extract)
Posted: February 7, 2023
A rescued dog named Rudi is doing his bit to help radio personality Mark Pilgrim visualise his dream of being cancer-free.
The Golden Retriever – a qualified therapy dog – paid a visit to the Pilgrim home, facilitated by non-profit organisations Paws4U Therapy and Golden Retriever Rescue South Africa.
RESCUE DOG BRINGS HOPE TO MARK PILGRIM’S HOME
Over the weekend, Mark Pilgrim shared an update about his special visitors – a trio of therapy dogs from Paws4U Therapy.
He shared: “Surprise visit for the girls from Paws4U! Thanks for bringing 3 of your highly trained Retriever therapy dogs for a bit of fun and interaction.”
In pics posted on his social media accounts, the dogs can be seen cuddling Mark’s daughters and swimming in the family pool.
On their Facebook page, Golden Retriever Rescue South Africa – who rehomed Rudi and two of the other dogs – shared their own account of the emotional experience.
According to NPO, Mark Pilgrim’s inspirational post about beating cancer and “walking on the beach with our future golden retriever” inspired their visit.
They posted: “We got to be part of something very special.
“After seeing an Instagram post from Mark Pilgrim about his goal to walk on the beach with his beautiful family and their future Golden Retriever, we wanted to have them start by sharing some time with the most amazing dogs in the world!
“We knew just who to contact to help make this a reality; the amazing crew from Paws 4 U Therapy Dogs did not hesitate to help. To make it even more special for us, Rudi is a rescue from Golden Retriever Rescue”.
The NPO also used the opportunity to send well-wishes to Mark Pilgrim: “We wish healing to Mark and continued love to the whole family. One day soon, you will be strolling on the beach with your Golden Retriever and soaking up the sun!”.
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