Starla, one of our adopted ElderPups, was recently featured in Wayzata Life Magazine as their February Precious Pet. We were thrilled for the opportunity to help raise awareness for ElderPup adoption and Starla thoroughly enjoyed her time in the spotlight as well! Here’s the article as it appeared in Wayzata Life Magazine:

“They call me a ‘senior dog’ at 13, but I still have so much black Lab puppy in me. My humans, Caroline and Steve Melberg, adopted me from Top Dog Foundation in New Germany two years ago. I was a rescue from the streets of Hutchinson. Now, I live in a wonderful home with my best buddy Capone, a two-year-old German shepherd who has bugged me since he was 8 weeks. However, I usually have the last “nip” in our wrestling matches. We are the “children” in the house.

I am a bit unusual. I am now blind from diabetes, but that does not stop me from my favorite activity, chasing balls. I find them by smell and sound and sometimes with a little guidance from Capone. Capone looks out for me, even grabbing me to guide me out of the cattails one winter when I went in the wrong direction. In my younger days, I was a world-class counter-surfer with a 6-foot vertical jump. I am a lucky – and spoiled – Top Dog!”

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