Updated: Jul 29, 2018
Serendipity is a therapy dog who works with Liesa at the clinic. She is smart, easily trained and loves to work. Sere’ (pronounced Sarah) has had some of her own issues.
Liesa rescued Sere’ when she spotted a 6 week old, tic covered puppy, running along the turnpike in Oklahoma. Sere’ required hands on training to fit in with the older dogs in the home. During puppy training, Sere’ went to work with Liesa and soon found her purpose as a Therapy Dog. Sere’ is perfect for treating children.
Sere’ has calmed a scared child during therapy.
Sere’ has brought comfort to numerous children during uncomfortable treatments.
Sere’ has been the encouraging force to get a child to take that much anticipated step.
About 4 years ago, Sere’ had an incident with two other dogs. Sere’ survived, overcame the odds, and only lost her hearing. She is a strong and determined partner for Liesa.
Now Sere’ is in a fight for her health, once again. This time it is cancer. Just as Sere’ survived the fight for her life before, she is expected to survive her fight against this disease.
Liesa has sought the medical care needed.
Sere’ will have chemotherapy treatments, which do not have as severe effects on dogs as it does on humans.
She has already had a surgery, and perhaps may need another.
Our Saturdays with Sere’ posts will continue on FaceBook and we will provide updates in our blog. Sere’ is a big part of Know To Change due to her impact on the lives of the children she interacts with. As Sere’ has brought comfort, courage and peace to the little ones, they also give her the reward of hugs, smiles and love.