Submitted by JackieP on Mon, 27/11/2017 - 17:04

I adopted two dogs after my treatment - they have been literal life savers! 

Of course, I wouldn't suggest this for everyone, but if you have space in your life and heart for a dog, they make the best of companions. Their daily walks have been so good for me too. 

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Jo W (not verified)

During my treatment, especially the chemo, my dogs have got me out of the house even on my sickest days. They are such a lifesaver and a brilliant way to interact with other people without it always being about my health.

Natalie Payne (not verified)

We got our puppy Marvel a week after my first chemo session & it was the best decision we’ve ever made.. he kept me company throughout my treatment, gave me a reason to get out of bed and to continue exercising on the days when I could manage it. Even now a year on from treatment & being in remission, he still helps me in so many ways.