It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our beloved IETD dogs, Rusty.
Ron rescued Rusty from a shelter, where they had an instant connection & bond. He was one of the founding IETD dogs, & as a therapy dog brought immense comfort and joy to so many. Rusty & Ron spent over 500 hours together visiting veterans at the VA hospital. Rusty was not only a therapy dog but was also Ron’s service dog who went everywhere with him. Last year Ron, Bev, & Rusty went on the Run For The Wall, a cross country ride made by veterans as a tribute to service members killed in action or taken as prisoners of war. Rusty made hundreds of friends along the way.
We will miss your giant heart, big personality & unique husky bark. Until we see you again Rusty, keep the boat running.