Back in early February 2003 I was called by the OSPCA in Barrie Ontario to view a dog. According to the veterinarians and the OSPCA at that time, the male dog was said to be a Newfoundland Mix approximately 1.5 years old. Unfortunately the dog was abused twice by two different owners. When the OSPCA searched the records he was found to be at the OSPCA in Newmarket the year prior. The dog lived on his own in the wild for sometime where he caught a bad case of Mange. He was found by the Ontario Provincial Police on HWY 400 between HWY 88 and HWY 89.
Over that period the dog had two other human names that really did not suit him. They were also the names of my neighbours. In my opinion he acted like a Porter. At first, Porter would always greet me at the door with one of my socks or t-shirts from the hamper. Porter now greets me with one of his own toys.
When I was first introduced to Porter he had no hair on parts of his body. He was malnourished, thin, dirty, and a little wild. I’m happy to report that Porter is in very good health. He now has a quiet disposition. I found him very easy to train and has become a great companion.
Porter has come full circle. For a number of years Porter has been a registered volunteer with SJA. He is a working Therapy Dog. Porter visits schools, seniors homes, libraries, home shows, OSPCA Summer Camps, and more.
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