Say Hello to Dakota, our Pet of the Day


Meet Dakota, a four years old Labrador mix who was adopted from a local humane society as a pup. She still thinks she is full Labrador when it comes to fetching sticks!!!

Her human Doug Owen of Banner Elk, NC tells the rest of the story…..”In November 2009 I went through a full knee replacement to fix degenerative arthritis I developed in my right knee at 30. By 40 I could no longer do many things I enjoyed as my mobility was completely gone. Dakota has now been on five backpacking trips and numerous hikes with me as I have started to once again enjoy activities I had given up for 12 years. She is a loving, trusted friend who is there to help me and enjoy our amazing environment we live in here in the NC mountains.”

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