Published on Mar 29, 2012
Vote for Daniel for HERO DOG 2012!
(you can vote every day!)
PLEASE VOTE FOR ME IN THE HERO DOG AWARDS!
Hi my name is Daniel.
I am a Beagle mix and I am about one year old.
This is my backyard and boy do I love to play!
I live with Joe, Gerilyn & Jenna Dwyer.
I also have four other siblings.
Spartacus, Rommel, Greta & Shelby!
Did I mention I like to play?
We are one big, happy family.
Things could not be better!
But things weren't always this good.
Not long ago I sat in a shelter in Alabama.
I was taken off the streets as a stray and placed in cage.
They told me I had four days to get adopted.
I figured, "No problem! I'm adorable and charming! I will get adopted right away!"
Well, the four days came and they went.
This adorable & charming boy didn't get adopted after all.
When the man from the shelter came, I got nervous.
What's next for me I thought?
As this man walked me through the hall, I realized my fate.
This is the day all of us dogs fear.
The man placed me in a dark, metal room.
But I wasn't alone, there were others just like me.
Moments later we all began choking. "This is it!" I thought. "This is the end."
But then a miracle happened.
Even though my fellow canine friends were lying lifeless,
Somehow I was still alive!
I must have a purpose in this life and thankfully this man knew it.
His choice to keep me alive is going to make a world of a difference.
I am special dog and I survived for a reason.
Since joining my family I have had the privilege to share my story worldwide.
We were on the Anderson Cooper Show, appeared on TV Ashai &
have had numerous media interviews and appearances for outreach and education!
In addition and most notably, Daniel's Law, named after me of course, will hopefully become law in the stae of PA.
But my journey does not end now, it has only just begun!
We need to keep our animal companions alive and placed in good homes.
I will be your leader but I need your help!
You and I together will make a difference.