Tru Hero finalist: Johnny and Dr. Butan

I want to personally take the time to let you know how much your company has done for my family and our puppy (johnny) and I can’t tell you how much we appreciate it.

A month ago, my family got a new 5 month old puppy named Johhny. We went for our initial vet check at my current VET Dr. Butan’s office in Lake Worth FL. I was then offered a 30 day Trial of Trupanion. I was reluctant to sign up and kept saying I don’t need it, I don’t need it. We had never had a serious accident happen in our home. Dr.Butan’s Office Manager Sheena Real, insisted I try Trupanion, and signed me up.She said, accidents happen, and you never know when, so why not be covered for 30 days? Well thank goodness she did! 1 week into having the insurance we had a serious accident, whats the odds?

On a dark stormy Saturday night when all vets are closed and a full moon of course, Johhny was playing with his brother and sadly fractured his back knee in two complicated places. We found an emergency vet hospital and after x-rays and heavy pain meds we were told, an orthopedic surgeon was our only hope. Once we met with the Orthopedic Surgeon, it was evident surgery was our only course of hope for our puppy to walk again, he would need 5 pins in his leg as the bones were shattered and broken off. Since we have never had this happen, I had no idea how much this costs, and if we could even afford to do this. We started getting the worse case scenarios and knew it would be at least $2,000-4,000 dollars we didn’t have. We immediately thought how could we afford this, this is a crucial decision and it needs to be made within a few hours.

Then it clicked, ” I have pet insurance.” I texted Sheena Real at almost 11pm at night to confirm and immediately felt relieved. With Trupanion I could now afford to give Johhny a second chance to be able to walk again. They pay 90% of your vet bills and you cover 10%., that is amazing. Trupanion is a Life saver literally and we are so thankful for our Vet Dr. Butan and his office Manager Sheena Real for telling us about this great Pet Insurance Company.

Trupanion processed our claim within 24 hours and approved our claim in 48 hours. I don’t know any insurance companies who operate that quickly and efficiently were very impressed.

Johhny is recovering well, and will be able to walk again in less than 6 weeks thanks to you!

Thank you Trupanion from the bottom of our hearts for giving our puppy johnny a second chance at a fun filled normal life, a life all dogs deserve.

The Courseys from Lake Worth, FL

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.

226 Responses to Tru Hero finalist: Johnny and Dr. Butan

  1. Sheena real says:

    I love Johnny and the courseys!!!

  2. Ty says:

    Im glad Johnnys is doing better. I have recently signed my chi’s up for insurance :)

  3. Ann-Marie Taylor says:

    What a great story! The caring professionals at this office put you at ease when you walk through the door, and Dr. Butan is an incredibly compassionate man who is really dedicated to his patients.
    Keep up the good work!

  4. Wendy says:

    I love that dog and I’m glad he’s okay!!

  5. Laurin Coursey says:

    I just wanted to take the Time to say Thank you again to Tru Panion and Dr. Butans Office for there Kind and caring staff who has supported us through this entire situation for dear Johhny. Also to everyone who votes for us, thank you in advance. If we win it will be donated to help care for needy cats and dogs in our area.

  6. Sandy Szczygiel says:

    My Nora and Madison have been long time patients of Dr. Jay. The office staff and the best Sheena Real have have always been the most accommodating in whatever situation arises. I value them as the docs to my dogs.

    Sandy S

  7. Megan M says:

    Good to know that there is an insurance company for animals that works better then our own. So glad to hear everything worked out. Best of luck!

  8. Wishing you a swift reovery, Johnny! Glad you were able to get the surgery that you needed. Take good care~

  9. Shella says:

    What an amazing story! So glad you were had the inurance you ended up needing.

  10. Jennifer Magnusson says:

    I miss you guys soooo much!!!!! Canal Animal Hospital to this day was my favorite place to work!!!!!! I miss you all and all the cats…

  11. Autumn says:

    That is a great story. I do love Dr. Butan’s office and all of thier staff. Glad Johnnys doing better!!!

  12. Ashley says:

    I love this story. He’s a sweet little boy!!!

  13. Arlene Marin says:

    I’m so happy to hear that Johnny is recovering well. Thank goodness Sheena introduced you to the insurance policy. I myself am impressed with how Trupanion took care of you so quickly. I don’t have any pets at this time but I will spread the word to my friends and family that do.

  14. Elizabeth Kramer says:

    This is an AWESOME story! Thank you TRUPANION !!!!!!!! Good luck Johnny!

  15. Janice spyker says:

    Wonderful story!!My votes for Johnny and Dr.Butan’s wonderful caring office staff!!

  16. Britni Smith says:

    Glad Johnny is doing better, I am so grateful to have Dr. Butan and Sheena and the rest of the staff at Canal Animal Hospital be a part of me and my Layla.

  17. Mike Gottlieb says:

    What a great story. Talk about luck, not for poor Johhny but for the family. This is just one of the many reasons my dogs visit Canal Animal Hospital for over ten years now. The staff is genuine and the dogs actually enjoy going. We can look into Trupanion as well. Thank you, Mike Gottlieb

  18. Lona Markley says:

    Awesome story! Glad to hear Johnny is recovering and able to enjoy the rest of his doggy years.

  19. Keisha says:

    aw, I know he had a bit of a limp still a week or 2 ago but seems he was healing really well and able to play ♥

  20. Jennifer Gawel says:

    So happy to hear of Johnny’s strong recovery! Laurin Coursey you are a true animal advocate!

  21. Cindy says:

    Great story.

  22. Marietta Williams says:

    I love jonny too!

    Sheena is awesome!

  23. Loly says:

    Johnny is such a cute pup and my niece loves him so, thanks doc for fixing him up

  24. Larry N says:

    Go Johny Go!

  25. Alanna says:

    Awesome story! Glad Johnny doing well!

  26. Heather says:

    Glad he is doing better!!

  27. Amy Tatum says:

    Great story – so happy that Laurin & her baby Johnny had such a happy ending :) Insurance is a great thing! Very impressive that they took care of you so quickly and effectively!

  28. Daria Roshetar says:

    Dr.Butan & Sheena cared for my two dear now deceased dogs, Moscow & Ginger for 18 yrs! Dr.Butan took time to call & check on recovery/health. He gave his cell# to use if needed at any time. All staff with a smile & sincere interest. When my dogs passed away I received condolence cards signed by everyone. The knowledge they apply & love they give to animals is amazing. I would highly
    recommend Canal Animal Hospital to any pet “parent”. Office hours are convenient for full time workers. They are THE BEST!!

  29. Dr. Jay Butan says:

    Great story from a great family. The pup could not be in a more loving home and what a brilliant stroke of fortune to have the first free month of Trupanion. Thanks to all for making this story a happy one.

  30. Alycin says:

    Pets are our four legged children! It’s so important for us to find great doctors for our pets as it is for ourselves. It most certainly sounds like the Coursey family has found that in their vets office!

  31. Destiny says:

    Great story and glad Johnny is ok and I will be looking into insurance for my dog now ! :-)

  32. marta l strong says:

    Glad to hear Johnny is recovering! Dr Butan, Sheena and everyone in his office have been our salvation throughout many years! We love them.keep on getting better Johnny!

  33. elissa van poznak says:

    Dr.Butan’s office is the best and Sheena, especially, goes over and beyond being caring and helpful to everyone including me and my beloved 5 year old Cavapoo Jinji whenever she gets into a scrape or just needs a routine check… or just comes in to say hello. Yes, my dog is ecstatic just to come and visit everyone at Dr. Butan’s!!

  34. Nancy Malachovsky says:

    I love this story. I’m happy Johnny is doing better. Dr. Butan has cared for my 6-8 cats for 15 years and he and his staff always make me feel like I’m there only cient when I’m there. Sheena and the other ladies always go far and beyound to help anyway they can. We feel very blessed we found Dr. Butan.
    Thanks Nancy

  35. larry aronberg, DPM says:

    I’ve known Dr. Butan/Sheena/office for many years. Great people. Will have to investigate what sounds like a fine insurance program. I’ve had insurance on my cats for years, and will not mention the company. Let’s just say I didn’t feel like a VIP.

  36. Eric says:

    That is a great story with a wonderful outcome. I will definately look into that up here in NC.

  37. Tina says:

    Dr. Butan and his staff are amazing. I wouldn’t trust my beloved pets to anyone else!

  38. Rochelle says:

    I’m glad Johnny is doing well and I have no doubt he got the best care if Sheena had anything to do with it! Good job Dr Butan and Sheena!!

  39. brian moncher says:

    Great story good luck johnny and dr butan and sheena and staff at canal animal hospital

  40. Siru says:

    Awe puppa! I glad it will be okay and thank goodness for pet insurance! ♥

  41. Judi says:

    THis is a great cause..

  42. Sally says:

    What a great story. I’m glad Johnny is ok! It may have been stormy but for once it’s nice that an insurance company or any company did what it said it was going to do on a rainy day without making you jump through hoops. Dr. Butan has done a wonderful job for the 20+ years that I have been bringing my pets to his office.

  43. patricia says:

    Great story. I love animals and they all deserve to be loved

  44. Gale says:

    Dr. Butan and his staff have taken exceptional care of my pets for almost twenty years.

    Sheena, thank you for this story! i will definitely be contacting you about this insurance program.

  45. ERIN says:

    I support this cause 100%

  46. Brad S. says:

    That’s the kind of story you love to hear. We always hope we never need insurance, pet, car, health, home, etc., but we are glad to have it when we do.

  47. Kellie Klasen says:

    So glad Johhny got the surgery he needed!! It’s good to know the Coursey’s have a wonderful vet and great insurance company! Love you guys!!

  48. Lance says:

    Go Johnny!

  49. Jill c says:

    Great story , so glad to hear johnnys got a second chance

  50. Patrick Mayes says:

    I love jonnie he is so active and I hope that he gets better

  51. Erica Muller says:

    What a great story. . . I’m glad Johnny is going to make it!

  52. Nicole says:

    Let’s go Johnny!

  53. derek real says:

    Go johnny I hope you win and my wife Sheena real is the best. She loves her job and her coworkers and her boss DR Jay butan go johnny and canal animal hospital!

  54. oksana rivera says:

    get better soon Johnny!!

  55. jaime boneta says:

    Good luck johnny
    and dr butan and staff sheena you are a gift to the pet world they all love you

  56. Crece says:

    He’s a lucky little cutie pie!!! :)

  57. Patti Gringeri says:

    Thank goodness Johnny is better and able to run again. His friend Lucy LOVES to run with him!

  58. Laurie Figueroa says:

    Rich Blessings to Trupanion, Dr. Butan and staff for their services to provide caring medical and financial support to Johnny and his family along with all the other families you have served in this community.

  59. Tegan Bennett says:

    What an amazing story!!! So glad everything turned out fine!

  60. Susan Chapman says:

    What a wonderful story. I think Sheena deserves a round of applause for convincing the owners to try the insurance package. Much love to little Johnny.

  61. samantha says:

    Great story.

  62. Jeff C says:


  63. Jennifer says:

    Get better soon Johnny!!!! You are in the best care possible!!! <3

  64. Sam Gringeri says:

    YAY!! FOR JOHNNY!!!!! Glad to see he’s feeling better!!! Hope he’s back to normal!!!!

  65. Emily Taylor says:

    Go Johnny!!!

  66. careyann says:

    Hope he gets better soon :)

  67. steven demaria says:

    i think we should all help little Johnny get better, vote for johnny…….

  68. Kalli says:


  69. Kelsey says:

    I vote Johnny!!

  70. Oana says:

    I hope he get better soon he is so sweet.

  71. Juliana Alzate says:

    I love the story!! I am so pleased with the help that Johnny has been getting and I am so happy that he is finally on the road to recovery and will soon be able to walk, run, and play like he was destined to do! Xoxoxoxoxoxo Kisses to the Coursey’s and to Johnny! ;) ;)

  72. Cathy says:

    Very heartfelt story. I am so glad he is going to be ok.

  73. Barbara Jarboe says:

    What a great story. I am so glad he is doing better, he is beautiful. Dr. Butan, Sheena and the entire staff are the best. I, like many others have been with them for years and looking forward to many more.

  74. Olivia says:

    Thank goodness for insurance!

  75. Brian says:

    I am a dog owner and lover, I feel so bad for Johnny but so glad for a vet like he has to make him well.
    and he has the best mommy,

  76. Heather Neering says:

    So happy you had the insurance to get him the help he needed, and is on his way to recovering! <3

  77. Teddi Galanski says:

    Goooo Johnny!

  78. Shar says:

    What a great story…Johnny is a cutie

  79. Teresa says:

    Great story, and sounds like it’s more than worth it.

  80. katie says:

    Glad he is able to have the surgery!

  81. Brinley Johnson says:

    Go Johnny Go!!!

  82. Josh says:

    Johnny is one tough adorable pup, with a wonderful family

  83. chad griggs says:

    I Vote For Jonny!

  84. Rosa says:

    I am so happy that Johnny is doing well and u were able to get him the care he needed in a timely manner. I feel the need to look into insurance for Maximus now , he is such a big dog that loves to play big. So very happy for Johnny and the family to be able to continue to share fun times together

  85. craig jones says:

    Dr. Butan is the best, most caring Vet we have ever met. Thanks Craig and Missy Jones

  86. Susan Weinstein says:

    I wish you & johnnny all of the best for a speedy recovery ! He’s a cutie pie ! You are lucky to have each other !

  87. janderyn says:

    this is such a great thing to here, we are a family w/ pets and know how important insurance is. glad to hear the little one is doing better :)

  88. Rob says:

    Go Johnny… Great Story.

  89. Dale Mcmichael says:

    I Vote For Johnny and Dr. Butan!!

  90. Mi helle mahler says:

    Great info !!!!!! So glad he’s ok :)

  91. Donna Carlucci says:

    Hi Laurin, Your story is amazing! Im happy to hear Johnny will be ok and I will tell all my friends who have pets about Trupanion Pet Insurance!

  92. Debbie says:

    I’m glad Johnny is doing well:)

  93. Steve Weiss says:

    Sheena and Dr. Butan are the best. On New Year’s Eve a few years ago, my puppy had an allergic reaction that caused his entire face to swell. I called Doc Butan in a panic and he happened to be out with his family near the office. He told me to meet him there, he treated Anderson, and it truly was a happy New Year for me and my pup.

  94. David says:


  95. I am so glad to hear Johnny is ok! VOTE FOR JOHNNY!!!! :D

  96. Jenelle says:

    Such a good story. So glad Johnny is ok ;-)

  97. Amy Seiden says:


  98. Judy says:

    Great story. Great to know that there are employees that care about what they do with a passion. My vote is for Johnny and for Sheena and her coworkers who rock!

  99. Scarlett says:

    Johnny is a sweetie! All of us at Canal Animal Hospital were thrilled that the insurance was able to be such a huge help toward his surgery & healing!Someone was looking out for you Johnny!

  100. Vanessa Osborne says:

    Glad Johnny is doing better :)

  101. Lori Zenobia says:

    Johnny is such a good dog and the Courseys are true dog lovers and wonderful caretakers. This mishap was so unusual…. I am certain they were glad to have taken the coverage. What a blessing. And Johnny is doing great! He’s the best pup ever and great company for his Mom!

  102. Leticia Cruz says:

    Johnny is lucky to have such loving and caring familiy!! Get better soon :0))

  103. Steve Olazabal says:

    So glad to hear Johnny was given a second chance!! I can’t wait to hear all about his progress :)

  104. Adriana says:

    Luck luck Johnny!! Great story!!

  105. andrea says:


  106. Andrew Zorn says:

    Great story and since they can’t speak for themselves, we need to do everything we can to always look out for them! They’re the best forms of life!!!

  107. Angie says:

    Great story! Glad Johnny is better now!!

  108. michelle says:

    Yay Johnny :)

  109. Kellie McAfee says:

    Every dog deserves a second chance!!!

  110. Michael says:

    The Coursey’s live behind my house and so does Johnny. He is a great dog and neighbor. My niece loves hearing him bark in the backyard.

  111. JonG says:

    You’ll be chasing the mailman in no time Johnny! :)

  112. Alexi says:

    Johnny is a very lucky dog to have Dr Butan,Sheena,and the whole staff at Canal Animal Hospital on his team. All of you do a fantastic job and Nito and I love you!

  113. Jonathan says:

    I have pet insurance too and Im glad I do. Its worth it

  114. Nifer says:

    So glad lil johnny is doing better! Also glad Canal Animal Hospital was able to help is such a great way!

  115. Erika Davila says:

    What an awesome story! God was truly looking out for u guys.

  116. Troy Sharpe says:


  117. kristen says:

    Yeah Johnny!!

  118. marco says:

    Get well soon foxpup!

  119. Shelly says:

    We are so happy that Johnny is getting better every day!!!

  120. Renee says:

    Love Johnny!!!!

  121. Krystal says:

    Voting! :)

  122. Sharon says:

    Two ‘true’ blessings….Johnny and Trupanion!!

  123. Amanda Brown says:

    So glad Johnny is doing well and that you were able to make the right choice to help him without having to worry about paying a huge bill!

    -Amanda Brown

  124. Karen says:

    That is a great story. I’m so glad the Johnny will be able to walk again. You are very lucky. I guess both very lucky!

  125. Michelle says:

    What a great story! I wish someone had convinced me to do a 30 day trial. I went through the pain of taking my cat to the emergency vet to have a full corneal laceration repaired so I definitely understand the expense!

  126. carrie says:

    awww….glad he is doing better!!!!

  127. Michelle says:

    What a great story. Glad to hear Johnny was able to get the help he needed!

  128. Annie says:

    Thats awesome!!

  129. Kevin Alexander says:

    Glad to hear! Hope Johnny is well

  130. Sarah says:

    Stay safe

  131. Jenny says:

    Yay for Johnny!

  132. Steph Boneta says:

    Go Johnny!!!

  133. lenny gomez says:

    Hope johnny feels better !!

  134. Kenna says:

    Poor Johnny- hope he is feeling better now.

  135. Krista Armstrong says:

    That was a wonderful story. Johnny is a very lucky k-9 to have the family that he has. Just wanted to say how much I miss everyone at Canal Animal Hospital. I worked there back in 2001. Dr. Butan is a wonderful Doctor and person, and Sheena is the best and my sister. Love you Sheena. Voting for Johnny….

  136. Lauren says:

    Glad Johnny is doing good!!!!!! Dr. Butan and Sheena are great !!!!

  137. Kim Miller says:

    Such a great story–always get wonderful advice from everyone at Dr. Jay’s office…they truly care.

  138. Cindy Fisher says:

    What a heartwarming story! So glad Johnny is doing well! He’s very lucky to have Dr. Butan, Sheena and the entire staff of Canal Hospital to care for him. Many blessings to Johnny and his family and look forward to hearing about his progress! :-)

  139. Jessica says:

    What a great story! Good Luck!!

  140. Missy Jones says:

    Dr. Butan and the entire family at Canal Animal Hospital are amazing. Words can’t even describe the kindness with which they extended to my husband and me during our cat Latte’s battle with cancer. I can’t imagine trusting my cats’ health, happiness, and welfare to any other medical professional. Dr. Butan is far and away THE BEST.

  141. Andi says:

    What a lucky and adorable pup!

  142. Kristi says:

    Great job!!!

  143. Glenn says:

    Such a great story. Great job by the fine people at Canal Animal Hospital.

  144. This is such a great story, thank you, Dr. Butan.

  145. Kevin brask says:

    Yay John :)

  146. Liz arevalo says:

    Go, go, go!!!

  147. Stacey says:

    :) Yay Johnny , Dr. Butan and Sheena Real :)

  148. Lauren Oen says:

    Glad Johnnys is doing better and getting the help he needs!

  149. Tara M. says:

    What a great story! Thank goodness for wonderful people like Dr. Butan and his staff. I am always very pleased with them! They truly care about their patients and their owners! Good luck to little Johnny in his recovery.

  150. Joa says:

    I vote for Johnny!

  151. T Jennings says:

    Glad Johnny is doing better. I am sure he will make a full recovery! I have a similar story with my pups. It can be overwhelming. Insurance cam help so much!!
    Doc & Sheena are truly one in a million. I have called them both at all hours of the day and night and they have always acted with love and tenderness!! Thank goodness for loving advice!!

  152. Tanya Hall Caris says:

    Such a wonderful story! I’ve been praying for lil’ Johnny’s recovery and I’m glad he’s doing well and getting better. He’s an adorable, cute little dog. xo

  153. Becca M says:

    Johnny is a sweet little guy!! Glad trupanion was there when he needed it the most :)

  154. Jennifer says:

    Omg! Yay! So happy he is doing better! Thank god for pet insurance! Xo

  155. Sandy says:

    That is such a touching story, we never know what is going to happen…..glad Johnny will be alright and walking soon :)

  156. Omar says:

    vote for Johnny

  157. Tara S. says:

    Great story!

  158. Bruce Tantlinger says:

    Thanks to Dr. Buton and staff, especially Sheena Real. Their care for all the animals they work with is outstanding. Bruce

  159. Brandon Webb says:

    I’m glad Jonny is doing better, and a special thanks to my wonderful cousing Sheena Real for her unconditional love and devotion to the animals she serves!

  160. Shana Mercado says:

    This is a great story!! Good Luck Johnny!!

  161. Garett says:

    Good to hear a happy ending to the story this is my vote

  162. TYKiNI says:

    AMAZING…..Good Luck !

  163. Roland Culberson says:

    I hope your little friend Johnny comes though with flying colors. I can’t say enough about Dr. Butan and his staff, as they have treated and cared for my extended feline family for many years. (I have to think it is close to 25..) They kind of “set me up” with my current furry friend, Mr. Spitz after a “healing” period from losing my 18 year old buddy, Boots. They have also taken care of my adopted four footed family that came complete with a new wife 6 years ago. Great and caring people!!

  164. breana says:

    Go Sheena!!

  165. Pam Stewart says:

    Glad to know there are good programs and caring people to save our animals!

  166. Sandy Golden says:

    Just wanted to add, Dr Button and his staff treated my dog Brandy small mixed Chow,of a skin irritation,, I was worried, but after seeing him she was cleared up and back to normal in a week, they are awesome

  167. Ann Marshall says:

    I vote for Johnny!!!

  168. Allyson Frost says:

    Johnny is absolutely adorable! I am glad he got the treatment he needed & that he is on the road to recovery! Thank god there are still some good people in the world!

  169. Amber says:

    So glad he is doing better,and getting the help and medicine he needs. Good luck and we will keep him in our prayers.

  170. Ed Coco says:

    I never thought about getting pet insurance. We have three dogs. I’ll have to look into it.

  171. Nicole says:

    Hooray for Johnny! I might look into pet insurance for my dogs.

  172. Erica says:

    Love Dr. Jay!

  173. Ileana says:

    Glad Johnny is doing better! Thank God for pet ins!

  174. Allison Korbel says:

    Dr. Butan saved our dogs from parvo and Sheena actually came to our home on a Sunday to give one dog a life saving shot. We love Canal Animal Hospital!

  175. April Kriberney says:

    Love you Johnny!!

  176. Angel says:

    glad hes doing all better and in much better care :)

  177. shawn says:

    glad he’s doing better

  178. Pichi Balet says:

    Glad to know there are things out there like this for aiding families in there pets health. I wont lie I am attached to my dog and would be destroyed if I did not have a way to get her back to health. Great story.

  179. Marilyn says:

    I am so happy for JOHNNY & your family that you got the insurance and that your dog is going to be fine, I know Sheena truly loves her job and is an animal advocate. I know she has worked at Canal a long time and cares about everyone she works with and comes in contact with.
    I so happy this story has a happy ending :)

  180. TIM says:

    Great story as a pet owner myself this is very touching. They start off as pets and end up family. :)

  181. jeff barndt says:

    We have a 3yr old yellow lab (deacon) and a 2yr old son. (Trey)) They are best friends and I can’t imagine our life without deacon. He is such a good dog and i am so happy that a company like trupanion’s care’ that much to help us protect our companion’s. Thank you.

  182. Meghan says:

    GO JOHNNY!!!!!! :)

  183. Cindy says:

    Truly a remarkable story… Just shows how serious Sheena takes her job, as well as how much love she has for her patients. Job well done. Also glad to know the trial periods offer the same amount of benefit coverage as a full time carrier.

  184. Nieko says:

    Great story!!! Go Johnny!!!

  185. John P. says:

    good story, hope he recovers well

  186. Chris says:

    Johnny be good

  187. shannon chalman says:

    that is fantastic!! i need to sign up asap!!! i have two pitbulls and a cat max. well max got extreamly ill. no joke hours away from death and dr. butan and the team inhoused him and took turns with extrem tlc and brought him back… :) and i thank and luv u guys for that… with out a dought the BEST..

  188. Katie says:

    Go Puppy Go!!!!!!!!!!! Yea Johnny!

  189. corey haines says:

    Johnny is so cute.I have known Sheena for about 13 years now.She is an amazing person and she does what she can to help who ever needs it.Because of her I am getting the pet insurance.Thanks Sheena.Keep up the amazing work you are doing.Now you just have to get Brit into helping you out.

  190. yude says:

    I vote 4 Johnny!!!!
    Good story!

  191. Sharon says:

    Awesome to hear about such devoted animal lovers. Need more caring people like this. I have owned many animals in my lifetime and never even thought about having health insurance for any of them. I must check into this soon.

  192. Heather Hayes says:

    Well I am SO glad to hear such a happy ending to a not so good situation! I’m sure johnny will make a full recovery =)

  193. Jay D says:

    Glad to hear Johnny is doin well. Pets are family when you bring them in your life. Thank you Trupanion! You make the world better and families happier

  194. Charles Follin says:

    Good story!

  195. Daniel says:

    Glad to hear johnny is doing well!

  196. Boris says:

    Great move!! You never know when you could use coverage!! Good for them!

  197. Jessica says:

    Yay Johnny!!!!

  198. jrealii says:

    Insurance is something you never think you need when you don’t. But when you do it could be a life saver. Go Johnny little cuttie

  199. Keith says:

    Way to go, Doc!

  200. c.mccants says:

    That poor little bastard….. Somebody ought to keep an eye on him or neuter him. Sounds like he has toooo much energy.

  201. jonathan irvin says:

    i sure hope little jonny makes a full recovery

  202. matt says:

    GREAT JOB GUYS!!!!!!

  203. Josh Bland says:

    Aww thats so wonderful that your puppy was given a chance with the insurance. I’m very happy for you and your pup and wish you guys the best…

  204. Belinda Midlarsky says:

    As a companion animal veterinarian, I can testify first hand of the kindness and compassion of Dr. Butan, Sheena Real and Canal Animal Hospital!!

  205. natacha jacinte says:

    Great Story.You could never give up hope.

  206. Crystal Conaway says:

    I myself have been along time client of Dr. Butan. Dr. Butan and his staff have been a major part of my life and I am truely grateful. My doggie Son Brutus (Pug) had many complications during his life of nearly 10years. Dr. Butan, Sheena and staff helped me and Brutus through a Doggie lifetime of trials and tribulations and their expertise and unconditional passion for their clients is undeniable. Thank you Dr. Butan, Sheena and staff for if it had not been for you, I would have been lost. Way to Go Dr. Butan, and Good Luck Little Johnny.

  207. Patrick Feeney says:

    What a great story! Thankfully the puppy was OK and able to be operated on!

  208. Amanda Doran says:

    That is AWESOME! Yay for sweet lil’ Johnny & his family!!

    I have known Dr. Butan most of my life… My parents took their dogs to him when I was a kid, and now I take mine to him as well. Dr. B & his staff are amazing, kind, animal lovers…and I will NEVER take my furkids to anyone else.

    I have heard of Trupanion, but never inquired. …Now I think I just might!! I wish I had Trupanion when my dog needed his bladder surgery.

  209. Mariel says:

    Doc knows best! Johnny is just one of many Dr. Butan and Trupanion have helped.

  210. tara bradshaw says:

    I love stories with happy endings. Johnnie is adorable.
    Sheena and everyone at Dr. Butan’s office are very compassionate. They have always treated all of my pets like family. They have helped us deal with some very sad situations involving our older pets, but I have always felt that they have put our pets’ best interest first. We feel fortunate to have such a wonderful vet’s office.

  211. Bobby says:

    This is a great example of why animal owners should have catastrophic insurance for those unpredictable occurrences; accidents as well as severe illnesses.

  212. Barbara B. says:

    It’s so very heartwarming to hear of such a happy ending for Johnny! Thanks for all the wonderful things that you do for our animal family members! B

  213. Erin says:

    Wow what an awesome story.

  214. Jo Ojeda says:

    Doctor Butan would never steer you wrong! He and Sheena have been life savers on many occasion for many many years and if he recommends the insurance it is well worth having! Way to go Canal Animal Hospital–clients for almost 20 years!

  215. Cindy says:

    What a great story. I am glad that the vet offered pet insurance and the claim was handled so quickly. I will definitely share your story so that more pet owners are aware of a great product.

  216. Jessica says:

    Awww! Wow – what a great story! :)

  217. william gray says:

    I am so glad to hear about such a true show of compassion and human nature at work.

  218. Steve A says:

    God Bless!!! :-)

  219. MAGGIE says:

    wow this was wonderful so glad the little guy is ok
    made me think about the importance of insurance for pets

  220. Jillian Forrest says:

    Dr. Butan and his staff at Canal Animal Hospital are the best. We should look into pet insurance as well.

  221. Gwen G says:

    I’m so glad your adorable baby dog if ok! Thank goodness for pet insurance. Who knew? :)

  222. Joe says:

    They are one of the best places for your animals.. they care about you and your pets….!!!! There is no other animal care faclity in the area that has as much care and compassion for your pet and you! Thank you all at this office for your continued support of out area!

  223. Sherri Gaffney says:

    Dr. Butan, Sheena and the Staff are EXCELLENT!!!!!

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