We’ve all heard the question “who rescued whom?” When it comes to the amazing bond between dogs and people, the answer is usually both. Today I’m thrilled to share these photos of an adorable pug named Pia Pia (pronounced pay-pay) who has a very special story. Pia Pia and her family really did rescue each other. Last spring Darci from Emma Grace Photography photographed this very lucky pug.
From Darci: “ Pia Pia was rescued in 2009 when she was 6 months old. Her mom and dad adopted her from H.A.L.O Rescue in Sebastian, FL. When Pia Pia was adopted she was nearly blind. They found a great doctor who was able to save her sight and Pia Pia has no problems seeing at all.
Pia Pia is pretty special because not only was she rescued, she is now a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) service dog to her dad. She has been a PTSD service dog for the last 3 years for her dad. If someone knocks at their door or rings the doorbell, she alerts them. She can dial 911 too! Her story was featured on Fox News in West Palm Beach, FL as well as Fox News in Orlando, FL and CNN. You can see more of her talents and what she can do for her dad in this video which was featured on the news.”
From Pia Pia’s family: “Pia Pia is a blessing from heaven. She rescued us just as we rescued her. She showed us to love unconditionally and to slow down and smell the flowers. She gave us our freedom back with her being a service dog. We couldn’t have asked for a better angel to be sent to us than our precious Pia Pia.”
You can also read more about Pia Pia including her full wardrobe that she owns on Darci’s pet photography blog. I’m incredibly inspired by this wonderful story of a small, nearly blind puppy who found love, a family, her sight and then became a hero to those she loves the most! Thank goodness for animal shelters who save dogs like Pia Pia!
About Emma Grace Photography: Based in Clearwater, Florida, Darci specializes in modern, natural portraits of pets and their people. She has 2 pugs, Emma and Grace. Darci volunteers her photography skills to help homeless pets find homes.