This pit bull has a special ability to sense people who need help. This trait made him the perfect therapy dog that everyone loves. This story is about one special pup named Aladdin.
Meet Aladdin, the pit bull who never hesitates to use his amazing ability to soothe people’s hearts.
Within a year of adopting Aladdin, he became a certified therapy dog. This was because Aladdin could connect with people in a special way. He especially loves kids. The room can be jammed with people but somehow Aladdin will make his way over to the person who needs his attention most. Without giving any warning, he jumped up and ran towards him, making the little boy smile. People were drawn to his incredible personality and sense of empathy.
No one can explain it for sure, but it just seems he can sense their emotional pain. Maybe it’s because of his past. Maybe it’s because he is still in pain himself from his deformed legs. While he was being petted by people in the Compton neighborhood, he saw a kid who was diagnosed with brain (ᴄᴀɴᴄᴇʀ).
This amazing pup doesn’t just help people, he also comforts dogs that have suffered from animal abuse and trauma. But despite all Aladdin does for dogs and people, he still has to deal with the breed stereotype. His mom knows firsthand how tough it can be. Kids will flock over to pet Aladdin but as soon as some of the parents ask what type of dog he is and hear he’s a Pit Bull, they’ll pull their kids away from him.
Aladdin is also an award winner. He won ‘Therapy Dog of The Year’ by the American Humane Association. This was a turning point for Aladdin. A gentleman who was in the audience at the award dinner came up to Michele and said he will perform (sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ) on Aladdin for free.