Raising a dog requires a lot of time, dedication, patience, and care but as any pet parent will tell you, it’s worth all the kisses, cuddles and unconditional love. For Dogtopia of Ellisville dog mom Leanora, she couldn’t agree more as she believes her 3-year-old Blue Heeler mix, Cash, and 2-year-old Terrier mix, Carter, were a blessing when they entered her life. No matter how her days went – good or bad – her sweet boys gave her something positive to focus on whether it was laughter from their silly personalities or joining her in the kitchen as she cooked. The best part of being a dog mom? “The affection and support they give me on a daily basis. They are constantly bringing a smile to my face,” she said.
Tell us how a dog has enriched your life or the life of a loved one. Submit your story here and it may be featured on our website!
Appreciative of all her two dogs have done for her, Leanora strives to give them the best life, including bringing them to Dogtopia daycare three times a week where they spend hours socializing with all their BFFFs (best furry friends forever) and the caring Dogtopia staff, who they consider family, and burning off energy and getting exercise in the open playrooms.
Her advice for those considering getting a dog? “Just do it! Dogs put everyone in a better mood and I’ve never regretted being a dog mom for even a day,” said Leanora. “It’s a lot of work but it’s worth it.”