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Rescued dog brings joy to others

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CAIRO, GA (WALB) -

A dog that had a rocky start to life is now helping others cope with challenges. One look into his face and Kim Rosencrantz was sold on Buster.

"I knew this was the perfect dog and we immediately started to work," said Rosencrantz. Rosencrantz trained horses her whole life but she felt something was missing.

"My dream was to have a therapy dog and to go to the nursing homes, to help children also," said," Rosencrantz.

Equipped with her new dog trainer certification she began her search for what she calls the "the perfect dog".

Rosencrantz says that buster enjoys any opportunity to put on his working cape, she says he's not just a companion he's a gift from God.

The gift came just before she threw in the towel on the whole idea.

"All the dogs at the kennel we're really young hyper puppies, I looked many months and then finally I gave up and I said I just can't find the right one, my daughter and I just started praying," said Rosencrantz.

That's when a step outside of her box led her to a Craig's List posting for Buster and she knew he was the one she was searching for.

"He loves people, he seems to just want to please you," said Rosencrantz.

Training began right away and in a few months Buster became a certified therapy dog, giving the dog that was once left to die, a chance to improve the lives of others.

"A man had left him in a trailer and moved off, just left him there," said Rosencrantz.

These days Buster's days are filled with frolic; he visit's schools, and helps those with special needs.

"It's wonderful to watch him get in the child's lap, and just be so happy and the child just beams," said Rosencrantz.

A rescue dog that now passes his time rescuing others from the troubles life brings.

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