Dog News: Senior Pit Bull Receives Award For Community Service

May 22nd, 2010 by Dan

Young dogs everywhere should consider looking to Sarge the Pit Bull as a role model. The 15.5 year old rescued “elderbull” is a certified therapy dog that works endlessly with his owners – Kim and Thad, to be the best spokesdog he can be! He makes visits to nursing homes and rehab facilities – he’s a humane educator and has even visited libraries where he was read to by children! Sarge lives a very busy life (you should see his facebook page!) and pretty soon we’ll be bringing you a full-length interview with his guardians that will tell you all about this outstanding pup.

Today was an extra special day for Sarge! We have some photos of him receiving an Achievement Award from the Animal Farm Foundation and Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia for his work as a therapy dog and humane educator in the Philadelphia community. The ceremony took place during an event called “Super Adoption Day” which featured more than 60 rescue groups, shelters, and pet-related vendors, along with live music.

Sarge’s award was presented by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter. He was joined on stage by Hector, a Pit Bull that was rescued from Michael Vick’s “Bad Newz Kennels” and who is now a humane educator. (Though he was camera shy in this group shot!)

Congratulations Sarge!





One Response to “Dog News: Senior Pit Bull Receives Award For Community Service”

  1. curt and aimee elmore Says:

    wow ,we are proud owners of a couple of staffie /pit bulls and we were so thrilled to read about sarge ,what a good wittle boy him is,lol,(we cant help the baby talk thing)we love our doggitys like our children and we were also thrilled to see he is so old and so healthy.hopefully our babies can be so fortunate as to live such long lives ,we will stay in touch sarge ,we will watch your facebook page ,keep up the great work in the community and congrats on the award ,hopefully it came with a big ole treat of some sort ,or a big chewy bone,either way your the best buddy ,we love you .

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