TALES OF SUPPORT

THE DOGS WHO SUPPORT US ALONG THE WAY AND ARE HELPING US THROUGH QUARANTINE. ISOLATION LONELINESS. FEAR. LOSS.

Dogs I Meet believes dogs are among the unsung heroes of COVID-19. It is scientifically proven that the human-dog bond can improve a person’s physical and mental well being. The pandemic has turned every dog into a therapy dog.

In a time met with unprecedented levels of loneliness and tragedy, the wagging tails and wigglebutts turned out to be the support system we all needed. Through photos and stories, Tales of Support will spotlight dogs that have played an important role in sustaining their humans throughout the pandemic.

TALES OF SUPPORT

THE DOGS WHO SUPPORT US ALONG THE WAY AND ARE HELPING US THROUGH QUARANTINE. ISOLATION LONELINESS. FEAR. LOSS.

Dogs I Meet believes dogs are among the unsung heroes of COVID-19. It is scientifically proven that the human-dog bond can improve a person’s physical and mental well being. The pandemic has turned every dog into a therapy dog.

In a time met with unprecedented levels of loneliness and tragedy, the wagging tails and wigglebutts turned out to be the support system we all needed. Through photos and stories, Tales of Support will spotlight dogs that have played an important role in sustaining their humans throughout the pandemic.

ANNA & OMELET

In the spring of 2019, Anna and her family would welcome a happy-go-lucky, energetic Beagle puppy, who would soon become their new best friend and constant companion. The puppy was to be Jack’s (Anna’s son) dog.

As the world would ultimately become affected by the COVID-19 pandemic just a year later, Omelet the beagle would bring Anna and her family happiness and solace during this dark, troubling time.

ANNA & OMELET

In the spring of 2019, Anna and her family would welcome a happy-go-lucky, energetic Beagle puppy, who would soon become their new best friend and constant companion. The puppy was to be Jack’s (Anna’s son) dog.

As the world would ultimately become affected by the COVID-19 pandemic just a year later, Omelet the beagle would bring Anna and her family happiness and solace during this dark, troubling time.

JEN & SALT

A house is never lonely where a loving dog waits—even in quarantine.

There’s no doubt about it: the pandemic made a rough year for everyone, everyday lives plagued by loneliness and tragic news. Add to that the hardship of being a healthcare worker dedicating long hours to your job, and you’re met with the kind of stress that only a dog’s unconditional love could remedy. For Jen, a third-generation nurse living in the Boston area, pockets of happiness in an otherwise rough time came in the form of affection from her canine companion,
Salt.

JEN & SALT

A house is never lonely where a loving dog waits—even in quarantine.

There’s no doubt about it: the pandemic made a rough year for everyone, everyday lives plagued by loneliness and tragic news. Add to that the hardship of being a healthcare worker dedicating long hours to your job, and you’re met with the kind of stress that only a dog’s unconditional love could remedy. For Jen, a third-generation nurse living in the Boston area, pockets of happiness in an otherwise rough time came in the form of affection from her canine companion,
Salt.

ERICCA & DAISY

A busy resident of Brooklyn, NY, Ericca’s life changed dramatically when the pandemic began—but not just because of quarantine.

Daisy Dream the pitbull mix came into her life at serendipitous timing and became the catalyst for making her career dreams come true.

ERICCA & DAISY

A busy resident of Brooklyn, NY, Ericca’s life changed dramatically when the pandemic began—but not just because of quarantine.

Daisy Dream the pitbull mix came into her life at serendipitous timing and became the catalyst for making her career dreams come true.

PATTYANNE & TRICKY

“There were deaths and there were colleagues that got sick. There was the sadness, fear, and the emotional and physical drain of the pandemic; and the tears that would inevitably flow without control”, Pattyanne said.

“He would just lick the tears off my face; would sit on the couch next to me with his head on my lap and just snuggle in closer”, Pattyanne said of her dearly loved pet.

“You have to let that emotion out because you have to go back to work the next day.”

PATTYANNE & TRICKY

“There were deaths and there were colleagues that got sick. There was the sadness, fear, and the emotional and physical drain of the pandemic; and the tears that would inevitably flow without control”, Pattyanne said.

“He would just lick the tears off my face; would sit on the couch next to me with his head on my lap and just snuggle in closer”, Pattyanne said of her dearly loved pet.

“You have to let that emotion out because you have to go back to work the next day.”

ERICA & FINN

“I’m so grateful to him. He gives me a reason to get up, and a reason to keep moving. He doesn’t even know that he is doing it, all he has to do is ask for a walk.”

That’s Erica, describing how her dog Finn, subtly and unknowingly provided comfort and support during a time when all of our worlds were turned upside down.

ERICA & FINN

“I’m so grateful to him. He gives me a reason to get up, and a reason to keep moving. He doesn’t even know that he is doing it, all he has to do is ask for a walk.”

That’s Erica, describing how her dog Finn, subtly and unknowingly provided comfort and support during a time when all of our worlds were turned upside down.

GREG, LIZ & SADIE

How quickly life can change in a month. Something most of us can relate to, as the pandemic has touched all of us in so many ways…

Liz and Greg had always talked about getting a puppy. They had both grown up with dogs and knew the happiness a dog could bring. But it never seemed to be the right time. Once most of the country was put on shut down, Greg decided now was the time. It would be a silver lining to these challenging times.

GREG, LIZ & SADIE

How quickly life can change in a month. Something most of us can relate to, as the pandemic has touched all of us in so many ways…

Liz and Greg had always talked about getting a puppy. They had both grown up with dogs and knew the happiness a dog could bring. But it never seemed to be the right time. Once most of the country was put on shut down, Greg decided now was the time. It would be a silver lining to these challenging times.

NATASHA & XENA

When this veterinary student decided to open her home to two foster dogs along with her own rescue dog, Xena, she was unaware her classes would soon move to a remote platform.

The training of the dogs would consume all of her free time. In a year otherwise spent in solitude, Natasha enjoyed the company of her three canine companions and the serendipitous timing of their arrival.