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Patient Spotlight: Wendy Derhak and The Pet Cottage

When a pet owner becomes incapacitated, who takes care of their pets? Family members may or may not want to take on the responsibility of owning a pet they never had the intention of owning. That's where The Pet Cottage comes in.The Pet Cottage is a non-profit sanctuary that provides guardianship for pets that have lost their human companions due to death, disability or military service. It was started by Wendy Derhak after she lost her dear friend, Joan, in 2012. Joan was an animal lover, and when she fell ill, Wendy took care of her three cats. Joan, who often helped her neighbors with their pets and ...

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Rotary Honors Students of the Month

We were the proud sponsor for this month's Rotary Club of North Palm Beach's Student of the Month luncheon, held at the Palm Beach Gardens Double Tree hotel. These students are from local elementary schools and were chosen by their principals to receive this special honor.In addition to being exemplary students, they are also involved in their communities, churches and local sports teams. It was incredible to hear these students' accomplishments and future aspirations.We were honored and proud to be part of this special recognition.

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Fancy "Running" Into YOU here!

Lisa, Krys and Denise
Our front desk manager, Krys, is an avid tri-athlete. On any given weekend, you can find her at one of our local (or even far away) marathons, half marathons, or triathilons.When she started working for us, she quickly joined the local "tri" groups in the community and met one of our patients, Lisa. They quickly became friends outside the office and often train together.At this past weekend's Turtle Man Race in Jupiter, Krys and Lisa ran into yet another one of our patients, Denise!We are so proud of this dynamic threesome! Way to go, ladies!

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Patient Spotlight: Cathy Dash and her therapy dog, Pearl

Pearl is a therapy dog who comforts Hospice patients
When Cathy Dash's vet noticed how gentle her dog Pearl was, she suggested that Pearl enroll in the pet therapy program at the local hospice.Cathy, a retired ICU nurse, was a volunteer at the hospice resale shop and enjoyed the special relationships she made while working there. Her son had found Pearl, an American Bulldog, tied up next to a store in poor condition. When he inquired about the dog, he was told "She's no good. She won't fight." It was clear to him that Pearl needed rescuing, so he paid $20 for Pearl and took him home. He trained Pearl to become a hunting dog, which she thrived at, ...

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