Raegan the Pit Bull Therapy Dog
Representing Therapy “Monsters” bringing cheer & changing perceptions through therapy work
I am a 4 year old, rescued American Pit Bull Terrier, a Canine Good Citizen and a Certified Therapy Dog with Love on a Leash in central Kentucky.
Abandoned by my old family at the vet because she had Parvo, I was lucky I found my new parents right there (my mom worked at the clinic). But I had more hurdles in my young life: One day I couldn’t get up and the specialists found out that I had Encephalitis; my brain was swollen and I had a super high number of white blood cells in my spinal fluid! I was started on treatment but due to my compromised immune system, I had to be isolated.
After a very long time and lots of recheck and blood tests later, I was finally able to start living a somewhat normal life and rejoin the social world. Through all of my illness, I never stopped wagging my tail and managed to smile everyday. Nothing really ever got me down!
I love my job as a Certified Therapy Dog with Love on a Leash in central Kentucky. I’m on a mission to help spread a postive word on ‘Pit Bulls’, the importance of Therapy Dogs in librarys, childrens homes, nursing homes, veterans homes and hospitals and to show people that being different is not a bad thing. I have been through a lot in my short years, but always have a smile on my face and have never met a stranger.