*You can follow Irish on his Instagram Account @Irish_The_Dog!*
It is not known why, but in 2013 Irish found himself at the Richland County Humane Society in OH. Little did he know that I had lost one of my best friends Onyx (a bluetick coonhound mix) in December at the age of 12 and needed to fill the void only a big dog can. With the help of Mercy's Door Pet Rescue, also located in OH they were able to pull Irish from the shelter, have him neutered and UTD on shots etc. so that I could go and pick this big lug up. I can honestly say it was love at first sight!
Irish has an amazing demeanor, so much so that he is now certified with St. John Ambulance as a Therapy Dog. We visit a Retirement Home once a week, visit the University of Western Ontario students during exam time, and we represented at the PanAm and ParapanAm games in Toronto!
I can't explain how lucky and grateful I am for Irish...he is sunshine in a bottle.
Photo Credit to Danielle of Danielle Mahoney Photography
Photo Credit to Sherry Lemckey of Sherry Lemckey Photography
Photo Credit to Sarah Mitchell of 1105-Photography