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Pet of the Week: Toughie

This week, we’ve got a heartwarming story for you about a little Yorkie-Poodle-Chihuahua mix called Toughie who lives up to his name.

His owner has had him ever since he was born in 1996. She has witnessed him survive dog attacks including one that left him with brain damage. Poor little Toughie was later diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

Just a few weeks ago, on Memorial Day, Toughie suffered a heart attack most likely caused by his medications. His brave human mom performed doggie-CPR and was able to revive the little guy who is still alive today.

She says, “He is an amazing little dog & I wouldn’t trade him for anything in this world!  I truly think at the very least he deserves to be Pet Of The Week, just for all the suffering he’s endured over the years. And did I mention he’s almost completely blind? He is my living, breathing, miracle!”

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About Stacy @Trupanion

Stacy Kowalchuk is a dog mom to her rescued Whippet-mix, Ellie. During the week, you can find Stacy surfing (the internet, that is) and managing Trupanion's presence in the social media world. In her free time, Stacy likes to bake, especially cupcakes! To balance her culinary affinity, she also likes to stay active, especially with activities that include her dog such as hiking and going to dog parks.

One Response to Pet of the Week: Toughie

  1. Darlene says:

    I just wanted to let you all know that Toughie passed away shortly after he became pet of the week. He died July 3rd. We actually had to put him to sleep as he was beginning to suffer & we did not want that for him. His heart was just too bad for him to fight anymore. He is so missed. I was very blessed to have him for 14 wonderful years. Rest in peace Toughie. Grandma loves you.

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