Updated: 21st October 2017

His Doctor Told Him He Would Die Unless Things Changed…Meet The Dog Who Saved Him

Every person who’s ever had a dog knows that their pooch loves them unconditionally, but when Eric rescued Peety, the pup taught his owner how to love himself as well.

Eric weighed over 300 pounds, had type 2 diabetes, and was told by his doctor that if things didn’t change, he only had a few more years to live. But when he met Peety, who, like himself was obese and middle-aged, they began the long process of bettering themselves.

Eric & Peety (from Humane Society Silicon Valley)

Eric weighed over 300 pounds, had type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and his doctor told him he would be dead in 5 years unless he changed. They suggested a dog. Eric went to the Humane Society Silicon Valley and said he wanted an obese, middle-aged dog, so they would have something in common. What happened next transformed their lives.

Posted by SFGate on Sunday, March 6, 2016

Dog owners always say their pup changed their life, but Eric knows how lucky he is that Peety saved his. The Humane Society Silicon Valley is dedicated to sharing stories about how rescued animals ended up rescuing their owners, too. To see more stories and submit your own, visit their website here.

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