Tracy Petersen, Operations Officer for our Plentywood bank, has a heart of gold, especially when it comes to four legged friends. Tracy is involved with Wolf Point Pound Puppies Animal Rescue.
Wolf Point Pound Puppies
The organization started by rescuing local dogs from Wolf Point, MT, to help get dogs out of the pound and into “furever” homes. The mission is to work toward eliminating stray and unwanted animals from the area around Wolf Point as well as surrounding counties. They promote spaying/neutering, vaccinations and healthy care of animals.
Tracy applied to be a foster for Wolf Point Pound Puppies in August 2017 and began fostering Rain, a Llewellyn Setter, in September. Rain was removed from her home due to abuse and neglect. Usually animals are in foster homes for short periods of time. Such was not the case with Rain. Rain stayed with Tracy for 6 months and eventually the adoption was complete.
Rain is now a Therapy Dog registered with the Alliance of Therapy Dogs in Cheyenne, WY. She fits the bill of a great therapy animal because of her calm, kind, and patient temperament. She loves people, especially children, and long term care residents.
Tracy and Rain visit the Sheridan County Library for the “Reading with Rain” program, the Plentywood School for various reading celebrations, the Sheridan Memorial Nursing Home, and La Casa Personal Care. Rain seems to know who may need therapy and gravitates to anyone having a particularly tough day.
By adopting Rain, the Llewellyn Setter, Tracy has been involved in saving a dog. Today, she and Rain can be seen improving lives of school children, visitors to the Sheridan County Library, and area care facilities for the elderly. Tracy’s decision to adopt Rain started as a single act of kindness that now has given many in her community of Plentywood comfort at times when people need it most.
You can learn more about Wolf Point Pound Puppies here or visit your local animal shelter to adopt a “furever” pet.
“If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans.”―James Herriot