Hallie (formerly named Loretta) went home recently with Sarah and her family. Hallie is an unaffected female from a colony of dogs that helps researchers develop new treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a devastating disease that affects dogs and children. Sarah tells us that Hallie is a natural swimmer and that she is doing very well with her crate and potty training!

Note from Sarah: Our ten-year-old black lab, who was a wonderful companion, passed away 5 months ago and my family decided to get another dog.  This time we thought it would be better to give a good life to a dog who needed us.  I work at a pediatric therapy center and I know children who have Muscular Dystrophy. When we heard about Homes for Animal Heroes, we thought this was a great way to adopt a pet that has helped improve the life of children with Muscular Dystrophy.  We met Hallie and thought that she was the sweetest, most rambunctious puppy. We were super excited to take her home!