STILLWATER, Okla. — It’s a Cinderella story for Scruff, a terrier mix therapy dog.
In 2013, this lucky dog was found by Oklahoma State University [OSU] students, injured, abused and shot in Stillwater. Specialists at the OSU College of Veterinary treated Scruff and he made a full recovery. During his stay at the OSU vet, staff members could recognize great therapy dog potential in the K9.
Former OSU President Burns Hargis and his wife Ann Hargis met Scruff and were smitten instantly.
The Hargis’ adopted Scruff and he became the first dog of OSU.
In 2013, Pete’s Pet Posse, an OSU dog therapy program was founded. Ann and Scruff trained in the first class.
Scruff is now the ambassador of Pete’s Pet Posse.
On Friday, Scruff was officially named to the Oklahoma Animal Hall of Fame at the Oklahoma Veterinary Medical Associations [OVMA] annual conference in Norman.
From an abused stray to the Oklahoma Animal Hall of Fame, that’s not too bad for a dog’s life.
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