Heidi the Dog's Sniffing Leads to Owner's Cancer Diagnosis
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A tribute to Heidi
by Anne, Founder of Dogs Finding Dogs
K9 Heidi was a beautiful soul. She was my best friend, my furry child, and my working partner for tracking lost pets. She saved over 2,000 missing pets. Over the course of her career, she received 12 commendations from the Maryland Governor, county executives, police and fire departments. Heidi was truly a blessing from God. Without her, Dogs Finding Dogs would never have come to be. Heidi also taught children at summer camps about responsible pet ownership and search and rescue.
K9 Heidi’s very last rescue before she died was to save my life by detecting and alerting me to my cancer. After staying by my side through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, Heidi passed away on Christmas Eve morning due to her own cancer. Thankfully, I was able to do more and resume some fun and normalcy to my and K9 Heidi’s lives before she died. My heartbreak from losing Heidi is inexplicable.