Tru Hero finalist: Dinglehopper

Pomeranian Dinglehopper and Toronto Downtown Animal Hospital nominated as Trupanion Tru HerosAnyone who has owned a dog could tell you of the happiness and joy that they can bring to our lives. In January 2006, I was lucky enough to welcome Dinglehopper, a 4 month old Pomeranian, to my family. I anticipated that his future would be full of happiness and good health.

To ensure that Dinglehopper’s health needs were met he became a client at the Downtown Animal Hospital. At our first visit I knew I had chosen the right clinic – the staff were welcoming, passionate, caring and knowledgeable.

Soon after becoming a client at the Downtown Animal Hospital I learned that Dinglehopper came from a puppy mill. I attempted to remain positive, hoping that Dinglehopper would lead a happy and healthy life, but little did I know that Downtown Animal Hospital would become our ‘second home’ – as Dinglehopper was not the healthy puppy I had expected.

For over 5 years the staff at the Downtown Animal Hospital have helped Dinglehopper through numerous health challenges. From seemingly minor diagnoses, like giardia and upper respiratory infections, to the biggest challenges he’s faced so far: diagnoses of luxating patellas, Progressive Retinal Atrophy and Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca (“dry eye”) and concerns around his liver functioning.

I can’t count the number of times I’ve been in or near tears and worried for Dinglehopper – for his well-being or even mere survival. The staff at the Downtown Animal Hospital have always been there for us.
Dinglehopper sees the staff at the Downtown Animal Hospital on a regular basis and I know that he is always in good hands. The staff have the medical knowledge, practical skills, and experience necessary to provide Dinglehopper with the best care possible – for whatever health problem he may be facing at the given time.

Not only have they provided care to Dinglehopper, but they have provided me with support and assistance I needed.

They helped get me through the stress and cope while Dingle was underdoing surgeries (3 for the luxating patellas alone) and testing.

When I was feeling pessimistic or scared they provided me with the optimism and reassurance I needed – for example giving me hope that Dinglehopper would manage despite starting to go blind at age 3.

They’ve also helped me make informed, yet difficult decisions around whether Dinglehopper should undergo a liver biopsy or other tests and treatment.

The staff have always been extremely kind and patient with me – willing to listen to my concerns and to answer my questions – both in-office and when I’ve called looking for further information or advice.

I trust the staff at the Downtown Animal Hospital 100% – knowing that they always have Dinglehopper’s best interests at heart.

The staff at the Downtown Animal Hospital are our Tru Heros – for the reasons outlined above and for so many other reasons that I am unable to put into words. Simply put, the Downtown Animal Hospital has been our saviour – literally!

-Michelle from Toronto, ON

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.

353 Responses to Tru Hero finalist: Dinglehopper

  1. luce says:

    Glad that Dinglehopper’s health has gotten better! That is the cutest pic ever!!!!

  2. Lobo Morse says:

    I vote Dinglehopper & the Downtown Animal Hospital.

  3. nadine says:

    i love brave little dinglehopper! he is a tru hero!!!

  4. Lisa Bell says:

    Good luck, Dinglehopper – my vote goes to you!!!

  5. Michelle says:

    Thank-you in advance to anyone who votes for Dinglehopper!

    I’d love for the Downtown Animal Hospital to get the recognition that they deserve.

    Michelle (and Dingle)

  6. Drew says:

    Great story, cute pic! Dingle sure is lucky to have a ‘mom’ like Michelle and the great doctors and staff at Downtown Animal hospital. :)

  7. Suzie says:

    Good luck, Dinglehopper & Michelle on your journey! My vote’s for you, too!

  8. Christina says:


  9. Tamara says:

    That poor lil guy has made it through more than any dog should have to go through, and he still smiles :) Squishy hugs to Dingle! And hats off to the Downtown Animal Hospital

  10. Kim Coulter says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper–he is a spokesperson for fighting against puppy mills!! And he has done so much to help in this fight!

  11. Kim Dean says:

    Dinglehopper and the Downtown Animal Hospital get my vote for sure! The vets there have been invaluable to Dingle!

  12. Manthony says:

    I don’t know why the vet just doesn’t put Dinglehopper on payroll, he’s always there. If I were to guess, I’d say he has been to the vet well over 100 times with unfortunately more visits to come.

    I vote for Dingle and the Downtown Animal Hospital. They are both Heros. They are both important to me.

  13. Julie says:

    Congratulations Michelle. We’ve always known that Dinglehopper is a wonderful boy and now it’s great to see that others will get a chance to give him the recognition that he deserves! Everyone at the Downtown loves you, Dingle and Razzle!!!!

  14. Sandy says:

    Dingle has my vote! what a lucky pup to have such a caring owner :)

  15. Jennifer K says:

    yay go dingle!

  16. Lisa Ward says:

    I vote for DINGLEHOPPER!!!!!!!!!!!! He’s the sweetest dog, even after everything he’s been through!! GO DINGLE!!!

  17. Marcie says:

    What a sweet story! Stacy, I’m sorry you had to encounter all that hardship with Dingle…he’s lucky that he has such a committed friend in you. I like that hospital myself. I haven’t had a pet in years (grief can be a long process when you lose a furry angel!) but I have a lot of friends and coworkers who go there and say the same thing: a great team committed to the health and happiness of pets. Cheers to you, Dinglehopper and the Downtown Animal Hospital!

  18. Ashley says:

    It isn’t always easy to find a vet clinic that will work with you and help not only your pet, but help you through the process! Excellent work Downtown Animal Hospital!

    Dinglehopper is ADORABLE, you get my vote!!

  19. Brenda M says:

    Kudos to Downtown Animal Hospital, for giving great medical attention to Dingle and supporting Michelle!

  20. Rhonda says:

    I vote Dinglehopper & the Downtown Animal Hospital :)

  21. CAROL says:

    Hats off to the Downtown Animal Hospital! Dinglehopper is a little trooper and a definite survivor thanks to you! And to you Michelle, you’re a passionate caregiver for Dingle!

  22. Dawn Cargill says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper – Go the Poms they are the best.

  23. Erik L. says:

    Dingle is going to win hands or should I say “paws down”.

  24. jaime says:

    I vote Dingle!

  25. Marta says:

    Dinglehopper is the best!! As a staff member of the Downtown Animal Hospital – (and someone who has known Mr Dingles since day one) it is with great delight to have read Michelle’s message and more delightful to see him walk into the hospital and give us all snuggles!! We love you Dinglehopper!! and will make sure to give you some extra smelly liver treats at your next visit!!

  26. Cathy Ryan says:

    Such a moving story Michelle. So glad you and Dinglehopper have found sanctuary and salvation in the Downtown Animal Hospital: they truly do sound like heroes. Best of luck to you all – you’ve got my vote!!!

  27. Tina price says:

    Dingle has my vote for sure!!!!!

  28. Mike says:

    Dinglehopper gets my vote!

  29. Kristy says:

    Voting for Dingle!!! G’luck Michelle & Dingle!!!

  30. Aunt Missy says:


  31. Jackie Hillary says:

    Dinglehopper has my vote!!

  32. Maria says:

    Yay Dingle!

  33. M Graf says:

    Yay Dinglehopper!

  34. Anna says:

    Vote for Dinglehopper!

  35. Chicken says:

    Dingle is my favourite friend in the whole wide world and I vote for him!!!

  36. Duane says:

    1 vote for dingle

  37. Amanda says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper!!! He can thank Aunt Missy for spreading the word… lol

  38. Lyndsay says:

    Keep up the fight little Dingle!

  39. Shannon says:

    My vote goes to Dinglehopper!
    He’s such a little doll!

  40. Brian W says:

    Glad you found someone to help with Dingle’s care! This story gets my vote.

  41. Faith Dean says:

    another vote for dingle and michelle

  42. Becky says:

    One more vote for Dinglehopper!

  43. Mitchell says:

    Vote for Dingle!

  44. Christine Purves says:

    Such an inspiring story Michelle, sounds to me like you’re doing this more for the hospital donation than yourself! Good luck :)

  45. Becky says:

    100% *VOTE* Be strong Little man,Best of luck!!!

  46. Tab says:

    Poor Dingle Hopper!!! Its people like you and his vet that deserve a hero award!!!

  47. Petra says:

    Go Dinglehopper!! What a huge heart you have Michelle and so lucky for caring people at Downtown Animal Hospital

  48. Angela says:

    Dinglehopper has my vote!!

  49. stephanie says:

    Another vote for Dinglehopper!

  50. Erin says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper and Downtown Animal Hospital!

  51. Ophelia says:

    aweee hearts for him!

  52. Ruth Kanmacher says:

    I have heard the ongoing stories if Dinglehopper over the years and am amazed by his courage and bravery, not to mention Michelle’s. He is a real trouper, and she is a true advocate. All the best to both, and you definitely get my vote!! Down with puppy mills!!

  53. Chantal says:

    I vote for Dinglesweetiepie!
    Hugs Michelle

  54. I vote for Dingle! He’s had a rough little puppy life and he deserves all the love he can get <3

  55. Olivia Holzapfel says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper!

  56. Marlene Bowers says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper

  57. Kylene says:

    I vote for Dingle!

  58. Shawna gardner says:

    My vote Definitely goes to Dinglehopper!

  59. Alyson says:

    My vote definitely goes to adorable Dinglehopper and the wonderful Downtown Animal Hospital!

  60. Diego says:

    Go Dinglehopper!

  61. Kim Townsend says:

    My vote is for Dinglehopper! Through his pain and suffering, and Michelle’s love, he has educated so many people about the horrors of puppy mills!

  62. Christine says:


  63. Patty says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper and all the people in his life!

  64. Stephanie Banfield says:

    I’ve seen firsthand the puppy mill in Missouri that Dingle was born and raised in. I’m voting for him because Michelle has dedicated so much time, love and money to giving him a great life and has done so much to educate others about the horrors of puppy mills. Kudos for all of your hard work and congrats on raising such an awesome dog! :)

  65. Lynda says:

    My vote goes to little Dinglehopper & the Downtown Clinic.

  66. Diane says:

    I vote for Dingle. He’s lucky to have Michelle and the Downtown Animal Hospital watching out for him.

  67. Laura says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper. Dinglehopper could not ask for a better mom!!

  68. Fariha donaldson says:

    Dongle should win cuz he’s hung like a bee

  69. Rick says:

    I vote Dingle. See you at Christmas. Stay healthly!

  70. Ida Mccarthy says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper, what a sweetie pie!!!!

  71. Karen mccutchan says:

    I remember Dinglehopper all to well and his poor little store. One of the first people and pet i got to know on nopuppymills group. GO DING!!!!!!

  72. Linda says:

    Four paws up for Dinglehopper!

  73. Sam Robers says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper.

  74. Fred says:

    Dinglehopper is a real trooper having survived the nightmare of a puppy mill. My vote goes to him!

  75. Rhonda McDonald says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper too! He has such a wonderful mom!

  76. Sharon says:

    I salute anyone who is willing to do for a dog what you have done for Dinglehopper. Let’s get him in first place!

  77. Cheryl-Lynn Roberts says:

    Dinglehopper deserves to win cuz he is the bravest and nicest pooch!!!

  78. Cheryl-Lynn Roberts says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper and Downtown Animal Hospital because they take care of the sweetest pooch EVER and understand that Dingle has gone through major health problems.

  79. Bella Pomeranian says:

    Vote for Dinglehopper!

  80. Leesa says:

    I Vote for Dinglehopper

  81. Leah says:

    Go Dinglehopper!!

  82. Sandra says:

    Way to go Dinglehopper and Michelle – you have my vote!

  83. Phoebe Smith says:

    Another Vote!

  84. Justin says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper and Downtown Animal Hospital! I love you Dinglehopper!!

  85. Liz says:

    Courage, compassion and love make a world of difference. Another vote for Dinglehopper!

  86. Paula says:

    Good luck to you Dingle.

  87. Ernesto G. says:

    I hope you get better sweetie

  88. Marg Cameron says:

    My vote goes to Dinglehopper and Michelle !

  89. Erica says:

    I vote for Dingle!

  90. Rob says:

    Dinglehopper for Premier of Ontario

  91. K. MITCHELL says:

    I vote for Dingle…….

  92. Diane says:

    You got my vote. Anyone that helps a puppy mill dog
    has my utmost respect and thanks! The best to you both!

  93. Eryn says:

    Go Dinglehopper…I chose Trupanion for my two dogs after hearing about Dinglehopper’s story and a number of other positive stories. I am also a staff member of the Downtown Animal Hospital and he is an amazing little dog! Keep the votes coming!

  94. Carolyn says:

    You have my vote as well.

  95. Richard says:

    My vote is for Dinglehopper. He is my favourite little dog in the whole wide world. Scruffy is my favourite cat.

  96. Fariha donaldson says:

    Dingle is a winner!!

  97. Kim Jackson says:

    I vote Dingy and Michelle.

  98. Elaine says:

    I vote for Dingle and Michelle.

  99. Michelle DeGagne says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper and Michelle!

  100. Paula says:

    Big vote from Florida for Dinglehopper and Michelle.

  101. Jenn OA says:

    I have had the pleasure to meet Dinglehopper and he is the toughest, cutest dog I have ever met. He is even luckier to have a owner like Michelle who spoils him rotten. I vote for Dinglehopper!

  102. Natasha says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper and Michelle! =)
    What and inspiring story. Goodluck with everything.

  103. Melissa says:

    I vote dingelhopper!!!’

  104. Mike says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper and the Downtown Animal Hospital. It sounds like the Downtown Animal Hospital is definitely a hero to Dinglehopper and other animals in need.

  105. Stacey says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper and Michelle!

  106. Kimberley Ann says:

    My vote is for the Downtown Animal Hospital and it’s #1 patient Dinglehopper. Both deserve ultimate recognition. Thank goodness for pet insurance!

  107. Lexi D says:

    Woof woof! I heart Dingle

  108. Kimberly says:

    I also vote for the Downtown Animal Hospital and it’s #1 patient Dinglehopper. :o)

  109. Claudine says:

    Go Dinglehopper and Michelle!!

  110. Beril says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper and Michelle!

  111. Michelle C says:

    Another vote for Dingle & Michelle :) We love ya!

  112. Kimberly D says:

    I Vote for Dingle and Michelle

  113. Judi Baine says:

    Dinglehopper and Michelle:

    Dinglehopper is the best. Personality, good looks, yes good looks!
    You can tell from his eyes that he is loving and kind.

    Over the years, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing many pictures of
    Dinglehopper. I loved them all. my friend’s children love looking at pictures of Dinglehopper too. And from time to time they ask
    me about him.

    Well done Dinglehopper.

  114. Dawn says:

    Dingle & Michelle get my vote a hundred times over. They are lucky to have each other!! Good going Downtown Animal Hospital for taking care od Michelle & Dingle. Keep it up!

  115. brandon says:

    Dingle, Dingle, Dingle! rah-rah-rah!

  116. shannon says:

    i vote for dingle and michelle!

  117. Angela Seabourne says:

    Dingle is a true hero! He was been through soooo much! Michelle is also a hero because she was/is ALWAYS there for Dingle and so has the Downtown Animal Hospital who treats Dingle.
    I vote for the Dingle team!

  118. Pamela Fox says:

    I vote for Dingle, Michelle and DAH!!

  119. Dominika says:

    I vote for Dingle and Michelle!

  120. Michelle submitted a pet shop complaint form to the Companion Animal Protection Society (CAPS), a national nonprofit in the U.S. that investigates the pet shop and puppy mill industry. We investigated the puppy mill from which Dinglehopper came; one of our investigators also worked undercover for six months at the Hunte Corp, the largest broker in the U.S. and the one who brokered Dinglehopper to the pet shop. CAPS also worked with CBC’s “Marketplace” on their expose of the pet shop industry in Canada and the mills that supply puppies to these stores. “Marketplace” interviewed Michelle; unfortunately, I was not able to make it to Toronto in time for an interview.

    We are happy to report that the entire Petland Canada chain of 37 franchises has gone humane as has PJ’s Pets another national chain (not all of their stores sold puppies). PJ’s was in the “Marketplace” story. Toronto will be voting on an ordinance to ban the sale of pet shop puppies. CAPS assisted activists in Richmond, BC on a by law banning the sale of pet shop puppies. CAPS is behind the West Hollywood, CA ordinance banning the sale of pet shop puppies and kittens, that although not the first in the country, was the one that has inspired municipalities around North America to propose similar ordinances, including Glendale, CA for which we were also responsible.

    We are encouraged by the progressive attitude in Canada. Let’s hope that the United States follows suit. Although CAPS has converted stores in Southern California and Pet Depot (a chain in both the U.S and Canada) to become humane adoption centers, progress is slow in this country.

    Here is a very huge vote for Dinglehopper, a true survivor!

  121. Laura says:

    Dingle and Downtown Animal Hospital have my vote! You’re an awesome team!

  122. Alexandru says:

    I vote for Dingle and Michelle

  123. Sarah says:

    I vote Dinglehopper and Michelle!

  124. Grandpa D says:


  125. Beth says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper

  126. Robin Maurer says:

    You got my vote!

  127. pierrette says:

    Luv you Dingle!!!!!!

  128. jim says:

    I vote for Dingle and Michelle

  129. Brian says:

    I vote for the famous Dinglehopper!!!!!

  130. Kim Fike says:

    Voting from Tennessee for Dinglehopper and Michelle!!!

  131. Noah says:

    Go Dinglehopper!

    It’s great that you are spreading awareness of the truth of puppymills. You are making a difference. Thank you.

  132. Karen says:

    Dinglehoppeer is the best!!

  133. sebastien garneau says:

    I vote for michelle!!!!!!

  134. Stephanie Banfield says:

    Voting for Dingle again, because he’s AWESOME! :)

  135. Paul Ardvark says:

    Go Dingle Go my tough little guy.

  136. Samantha says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper and Michelle! ;-)

  137. Taryn Jones says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper!

  138. nikki says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper

  139. Lucia says:


  140. shannon Heitt says:

    love this!

  141. Gisele says:

    you have my vote!!!!!!!

  142. Aaron says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper! Keep on keeping on champ!

  143. Taylor says:

    An awesome story and an awesome animal hospital!!! GO DINGLE!!!!

  144. Micheala says:

    I vote for dinglehopper and Michelle!!

  145. Terri says:

    I second the “keep on keeping on” comment. Ha ha

  146. John says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper.

  147. Margo says:

    Vote for Dingle

  148. shannon graham says:

    I am glad you two were brought together…

  149. rebecca hitchens says:

    He has my vote :)

  150. Thomas says:

    Good luck to a cute dog with an amazing story

  151. Robin V says:

    vote for dingle

  152. Hammy Hamster says:

    Hammy votes for Dingle!!

  153. Jaime Robinson says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper!

  154. Marie-Hélène Savard says:

    cute dog :)

  155. Tegan says:

    I vote for Dingle! Good luck Michelle and Dingle :)

  156. George says:

    Michelle is the true hero. Everything that her little guy has been through she has been through worse. Imagine the thought of wanting to care for something all you can but are unable to do it yourself. I vote for Michelle, Dinglehopper and The Downtown Animal Hospital for everything that has led to one step closer to the end of this disgusting cash grab thrown into the faces of the unexpecting. Good work Michelle. Please visit CBC Market Place and watch Dingles story. Google: “How not-to-buy a puppy”. I never knew this existed until Dingle and Michelle came into my life.. Share with everyone you know! Vote Dinglehopper!

  157. Anne Griffin says:

    Dinglehopper is such a sweet dog and deserves to be healthy.

  158. Anna says:

    I vote dinglehopper

  159. Alan says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper!

  160. Ahmad Hajj says:

    ahmad voted for Dinglehopper

  161. Kim says:

    Thanks for being such a great dog Mom and making sure Dinglehopper is well cared for!
    I vote for Dinglehopper!

  162. M. Bestie says:

    Good luck.

  163. June says:

    no matter who gets the most votes, Dingle is the real winner.

  164. Martha says:

    Go Dinglehopper!!

  165. Danielle Thomson says:

    Voted, good luck Dinglehopper!

  166. VeeVee says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper!

  167. Melissa says:

    Goooo dingelhopper!

  168. sam says:

    vote for dingle

  169. Michelle says:


  170. Tinker says:

    You have Tinky’s vote!

  171. Natalia says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  172. robin says:

    I hope he starts getting better.

  173. Cavin says:

    My vote is for dingle!

  174. Donald says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper! Love you little guy!

  175. Erin says:

    Go Dinglehopper!

  176. Dawn says:

    How can we not vote for Dinglehopper? The name alone makes it!

  177. K. Barker says:

    go Dingle go!!!

  178. Jaime says:

    Go dingle!

  179. Laura Fraser says:

    Go Dinglehopper and Michelle! I need to meet you someday, puppy….

  180. amanda says:

    These little dogs are adorable, best of luck to Dingle :)

  181. Muffy says:

    You have my VOTE!!!!

  182. Jeff H says:

    Vote for Dingle

  183. rebecca Helliwell says:


  184. Kathryn says:

    I vote for dinglehopper! xoxox

  185. Lauren says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper and all the best for this little guy!

  186. Lindsay says:


  187. Kathleen Foster says:


  188. Shelly says:

    I vote for dingle!

  189. Victoria says:

    I vote for dingle! He’s super cute.

  190. kerry says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper!

    Dinglehopper would benefit greatly from a raw diet!!

  191. Sarah Bourret says:

    I vote Dinglehopper!

  192. Eaton Bell says:

    You have my vote.

  193. Tasha says:

    Dingle is gorgeous. I’m sorry that he has been through so much.

    He’s lucky to have you.

  194. Pom Lover says:

    Vote from one pom mum to another

  195. Mario says:

    Let’s go Dingle I love you

  196. Lindsey says:

    Having a 85 lbs boxer mix with bilateral luxating patellas from 9wks old (shes 2 now) and a variety of other problems I understand how important it is to have that vet you can lean on. I wish you the very best!
    oh and by the way… this is nothing against you michelle just taking an opportunity to educate… PLEASE adopt!!! DON’T buy!!! there are so many purebred dogs in the shelters waiting for you to take them home. Today might be their last day, so don’t wait, go now and save a life and at the same time TOGETHER LETS STAND AGAINST PUPPY MILLS! so no longer puppies like dinglehopper will have to suffer just so people can make a few dollars!

  197. Harry V says:

    Such a well written submission and very deserving of a win!

  198. Bigg Nife says:

    Dingle for the win!!

  199. Mia says:

    Dingle has my vote!!!!! Both he and his mamma are heros!!!

  200. Kennerific says:

    Dingle has my vote!!!!!

  201. Lenny Limozeen says:

    This guy is voting for Dingle

  202. Leslie says:

    I vote Dingle!

  203. Dinglehopper supporter says:

    Dingle’s story is a common one. Pet shop pups with a million health problems. Let’s spread the word about rid story and help ban the sale of dogs in pet stores!

  204. Shelley Goodman says:

    Wishing Dingle all the best. it sounds like he is receiving the best of care.

  205. Stefani says:

    Vote for dingle =)

  206. Tere says:

    I vote for Dingle!!:) i hope you win!:)

  207. Joanna says:

    Well written, you definitely have my vote!

  208. Chris Putzel says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper!!

  209. Kim Coulter says:

    I vote for Dingle!

  210. Lorie says:

    This little sweetheart has my vote, good luck to Dingle and his Mom!

  211. Emily says:

    It’s so important to have a supportive and caring vet – sounds like Dinglehopper is in good hands…my vote is for you guys! P.S. He’s adorable!!

  212. Sampson Robinson says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper too!

  213. Wendy Lesle says:

    Loved Dinglehopper!

  214. Jan says:

    I vote for dinglehopper!

  215. Tiffany says:

    voting for your pup!! hope you win!

  216. Sandi Bowker says:

    Yay Dingle! He’s got my vote ;-)

  217. Ann W says:

    Count my vote as one for Michelle and Dinglehopper!

  218. molly says:

    here’s to Dinglehopper

  219. Ashley says:

    Dingle has my vote!

  220. joy says:

    I defineately vote for dingle!

  221. Magdalena says:

    Go Dinglehopper go!

  222. Natalie Walden says:

    My vote is for Dingle!!!!!

  223. marlene lehman says:

    I vote for Dingle.

  224. Lynn Moring says:

    3 Cheers to the staff of the Downtown Animal Hospital! Dingle is one awesome pooch
    Who deserves to win! Go Team Dingle!!

  225. Jacqui says:

    I vote for Dingle!!

  226. Spencer Spratley says:

    Dingle, you get more toys than my 6 year old son. You are a lucky puppy!

  227. Helder says:

    Dongle gots my vote too. Go dingle!!!!!!!!

  228. Kristin says:

    go dingle go!

  229. Dingle-hoper says:

    What’s that I hear? Another vote for Dingle? Why yes it is! :D

  230. Rick Kozlowski says:

    Dingle is a warrior and gets my vote!!!!

  231. Tanya says:

    I agree that the Downtown Animal Hosipital staff are Tru Heros, but I’d also like to recognize Dingglehopper’s owner. Cudos to you for sticking by your fur baby & providing him the healthcare he so deperately needed & deserves!

  232. Susan Samworth says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper. Touching story,very cute cuddly lap pet.

  233. Eric says:

    I vote for Dingle!

  234. RYAN says:

    I love Poms! I am voting for you! Good luck!

  235. Christie says:

    Vote for Dingle!!

  236. Sam Lazor says:

    Ding ding ding. That’s me voting for Dinglehopper

  237. Sandra Klyn says:

    Dinglehopper has surely been through a lot. I think it would be a wonderful thing for Dinglehopper to receive some ‘goodies’ from this contest by taking first prize.

  238. Karen says:

    What a trooper. Wishing him the best and knows he has a great Mom.

  239. pat says:

    Dinglehopper has my vote, great dog, dog name and owner, he is sooo lucky

  240. Becky says:

    Dingle has my vote. It is so great to hear such stories of kind and caring owners and veterinary practices!

  241. Hyedie says:

    Dinglehopper is my little hero – he’s such a survivor!!

  242. Karen mccutchan says:

    Dingle Hopper…all the way! Ding you deserve this!

  243. Phyllis Craven says:

    What a cutie! Such troubles to overcome! It is good you have such a great vet staff. Don’t sweat the patellas. My one dog has had them for years and they don’t slow her down a bit. My boy had both of his repaired 5 years ago and he’s still active, he came through it like a champ.

    Many more years with your sweetie!!!

  244. Karen B. says:

    Voting for Dingle!

  245. paul says:

    As the proud and adoring owner of an 8 year old disaster-prone pekingese, I can honestly say that i would trust no other staff like i would trust these people with my dog (for the money they charge they wouldn’t dare make an error). The staff are excellent and genuinely concerned.
    Dinglenuts gets my vote.

  246. p burns says:

    you have showen true love for your pet. pets are like family members,you do what ever it takes to help your baby.good luck hope you win because you proven your true love .

  247. caden craig says:

    vote dingle!

  248. Kim Ray says:

    I’m so happy that Dingle has such a loving family to take care of him. God bless you for standing by him and he sure has my vote!! Power to the Poms! :)

  249. Sue says:

    What a beautiful pom .. My self having sicca/sjogrens I can realate to his pain.. I wish him the best and pray for medical help and condition.. go baby go..

  250. Lori Sheppard says:

    MY vote goes for Dinglehopper… I have a few puppy mill poms and I understand the love and sacrifice that goes into making their lives whole, as well as a competent and understanding veterinarian staff. GOD BLESS you and Dinglehopper.

  251. kitiera says:

    love him!

  252. Peggy Premas says:

    Sweet Dingle has my vote

  253. Monique says:

    Dinglehopper, your the cutest! ~♥~

  254. Ruth mary Griffiths says:

    Voting for Dinglehopper

  255. Karen, Midknight, Mystique N Cocoa says:

    This Sweet Baby Gets My Vote. I Had A Special Needs Pomeranian LiL Ms Starrlit Dreams She Went To Rainbow Bridge After Fighting a very Tough Fight on Her 9th Birthday. Please Know I’m Praying For You Dinglehopper. We Love You <3

  256. Cliffrose Poms says:

    Dinglehopper – as a small breeder of show quality poms we know the pain and suffering puppy mill babies go through. We try very very hard to make sure all our babies are happy healthy puplets. We have rescued so many like you over the years from animal shelters, from furkids with shunts, bad patellas, even born with “broken necks”. We are sitting at the shelter waiting to rescue a 5 month old born blind right now. You were SO SO SO SO lucky to have a mama that cared about you this much instead of dumping you ! You deserve a chance at a good life and your mama gave that to you. She is your hero ! All our love from the poms at Cliffrose Pomeranians and Compassion for Canines Rescue in sunny Southern California. We hope your mommy wins !

  257. Trisha Howshall says:

    Digglehopper and family are in my prayers!! Go dinglehopper <3

  258. Laura says:

    I vote for Dingle.

  259. Clairone Delaney says:

    Hope Dingle wins! :)

  260. Lucie L says:

    All the best little buddy!

  261. Diane says:

    We’re thinking of Dinglehopper here at Pomeranian and Small Breed Rescue. Thank you for your donations in the past.

  262. Suzanne says:

    Vote for Dingle!!!

  263. Susan says:

    I vote for Dinglepopper, poor baby. Don’t breed or buy while shelter dogs die.

  264. Luciane Snyder says:

    I hope your baby wins! He deserve it so much! Hope he ‘s feeling good!

  265. Eliza says:

    Go Dinglehoper. I just lost my Bull mastiff who had been a puppy mill dog. He was a very sick guy for a long time.

  266. My vote for Dinglehopper, and for Stacey and the wonderful vets :)

  267. sasha s. says:

    dingle has my vote!

  268. Kat says:

    You have my vote. Well wishes for you and your dog!

  269. Chris says:

    Good luck Dinglehopper!

  270. Anna says:

    You have my vote!

  271. Michelle K. says:

    You are both so deserving of winning! Good Luck!

  272. Naomi says:

    You’ve got our vote! Good Luck!!!

  273. Neil says:

    Dingle has my vote as well!!

  274. Chesterton says:

    Dingle deserves the best!

  275. Helen says:

    Dingle has my vote. Dingle or Michelle should not have to go through all that trauma. All puppy mills should be shut down & the owners charged & put in jail!

  276. Stephanie Reid says:

    Aww poor Dingle :( He has my vote!

  277. Angela says:

    Dinglehopper gets a vote from me

  278. Gail says:

    Good Luck. Get well.

  279. Murray Calanchie says:

    I vote for Michelle. Excellent effort.

  280. Cowgirl says:

    Baby cows love Dinglehopper!!!

  281. Linda Calanchie says:

    I vote for Michelle!

  282. Shannon says:

    My vote’s for Dinglehopper! What an amazing little guy!

  283. Donalee Clarke says:

    My three furbabies, Benji, Toto, Princess and I are voting for Dingle!!!

  284. Victoria Paredes-Orton says:

    Dinglehopper is a very lucky little boy. My little Lola, a Pomeranian as well, was unfortunately afflicted with a number of very serious health issues, of which MVD, Microvascular Dysplasia was one. I wish I had been able to honor her vets as you are. Bless you for the love and care you are giving your babies.

  285. Jen says:


  286. Cindy says:

    Dinglehopper has my vote–good luck!

  287. Amanda Reid says:

    Amazing story! Stay strong.
    Vote! :)

  288. Roz says:

    Love the name Dinglehopper. Love the dog and his beautiful face, way to go Dingle! All the way!

  289. Michelle says:

    What a sweet puppy! Good luck Dinglehopper, and bless your owners for taking you away from a puppy mill and giving you a good life. (:

  290. Kaitlin S. says:

    yaaaaaay for dinglehopper and DAH!!!!

  291. Jake says:

    Dinglehopper is the greatest! Go Dingy Go!

  292. Bellkin says:

    Yay Dingle – look at all your votes.

  293. Sabrina says:

    Don’t shop, ADOPT!

  294. B. Beaver says:

    Great story you are a tru hero taking care of dinglehopper.

  295. curtis collins says:

    go dingy go

  296. Kate Hanley says:

    Go Dinglehopper!

  297. kim curry says:

    you go dinglehopper…..hope u win…

  298. Dianne says:

    Aww, sooo cute!!!

  299. Michelle says:

    Best wishes to Dingle and the family :)

  300. Karen G says:

    You have an adorable dog.

  301. Jaci Gooden says:

    thanks for sharing!

  302. David McDonagh says:

    Fantastic story!!! You got my vote.

  303. Lisa says:

    go dingle go!

  304. kevin U. says:

    Dingle is the best! go diiiinnnngle. :)

  305. song says:

    Dinglehopper has my vote hands down!!

  306. Sarah says:

    What a cutie pie!!!

  307. Elisha says:

    My dog Copper says hi to Dinglehopper!

  308. Amber says:

    You can do it Dingo! Good luck!! :D

  309. Hedge says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper! xo

  310. Joy Chien says:

    Soooooooo cute <3 Good luck!!! I vote for you

  311. Toni Ezell says:

    Good luck!! Prayers going up!

  312. hippofoxy says:

    go for the win! Dinglehopper!!! <3 much love!

  313. Teddie says:

    I vote for Dinglehopper.

    I love you Dinglehopper.

  314. Vanessa says:

    Good Luck!!

  315. creamy says:

    go dingle hopper :) can you vote for hanz at petsmart just type in hans thanks so much gooooooooo dinglehopper!!!!!

  316. Kristie says:

    What a cutie :)

  317. Lucy says:

    We love you Dingle, you can do it!

  318. Patty says:

    Dinglehopper is very blessed to have you in his life.

  319. meghan says:

    Great story! Good luck to Dinglehopper!

  320. barb says:


  321. Marissa says:

    Good to know someone has a heart as big as yours for animals! :)

  322. Aleena Roberson says:

    Go Dinglehopper ur # 1!!! Hope u win : )

  323. Katherine says:

    Dinglehopper gets my vote:)

  324. Marie Shirk says:

    You got my vote Dingle!

  325. Kate Hanley says:

    Go Dingle!

  326. Mary K. Fehskens says:

    Dinglehopper is awesome. Much joy to everyone who has been involved with Dinglehopper’s care.

  327. Julie says:


  328. Bernie says:

    You got my vote

  329. barb shular says:

    great story i vote for dingle

  330. Jenna says:

    Go Dinglehopper go!

  331. karen says:

    I house is not a home without a pet! Good luck!

  332. Andrea says:

    Good luck, paws are crossed for you!

  333. Michelle says:

    Best of luck to you Dingle!

  334. Kate says:

    Great story! Dinglehopper is very cute!

  335. venus69 says:

    great story. Dinglehopper is blessed to have an owner as caring as you best of luck to you and Dinglehopper

  336. misfit says:

    Go Dingy Go

  337. Lindsey says:

    Good luck Dinglehopper :)

  338. Elaine says:

    good luck! He’s such a cute puppy!!!!
    Hope you win :)

  339. Valerie says:

    Good luck Dingelhopper! You sure are cute.

  340. Donnalee says:

    What a precious sweetheart. Your Manitoba friends love you!!

  341. EsterG says:

    What a sweet little Pom, good luck :)

  342. ctk says:

    Sweet pup. Good luck!

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