Sammie tore cruciates in her knees in 2012/2013. She began to have some rear weakness in 2015 followed by a back injury and was diagnosed with spinal arthritis. In 2016, it was determined that Sam had degenerative myelopathy (DM). DM is a slow progressive spinal cord disease that leads to paralysis
Sarah’s desire to help other pet parent’s face what feels like insurmountable odds with their dogs ability to be active and enjoy life, comes from her knowledge, experience, and heart as both a therapist and a dog mom with a dog that has had all odds against her.