The Story of Pudgy, My Beagleranian

$4,605 of $38.5k goal

Raised by 85 people in 7 months
Jacquelyn Garofano  MADISON, WI
Ten years ago, I found my best friend Pudgy on Petfinder.com. I reached out for a kindred spirit, and there he was.    If it is possible to find your soulmate in a dog, I truly have found mine.  Over all these years, he has taken care of me to a much greater extent than I ever imagined a dog could.  He is my little brother and my therapist.  From the beginning. Pudgy made it his mission in life to help me.
In 2007, I was living in Florida. I felt desperate and alone. I had tried doing social work when I was younger, when I thought I could save the world. After it didn't work out, I felt like a failure. I felt like the light inside of me was dying.  I reached out for something to pull me back into the world, and I found Pudgy. Pudgy was the bright spark that re-ignited my world.  He was full of energy and challenged me to the very core.  As I faced the challenge of teaching him new things every day and he became a better and better dog, I felt great pride in him.  He inspired love and emotion in me for the first time in many years. We forged an emotional bond that was unbreakable.  
I have struggled with severe depression and anxiety issues my entire life, and from the start, Pudgy made it his mission in life to help me. And later, when my issues escalated and I developed post-traumatic stress disorder, Pudgy stepped up to the challenge of becoming a service dog for me. He has an innate ability to sense when something is wrong, and then he magically fixes it. This is his own, very special, inborn gift. I am not sure if he detects this based on my movements, my breathing pattern, or just hormonal/chemical changes that he detects with his ultra-sensitive Beagle nose.  He can wake from a sound sleep without prompting to help me, so I tend to believe that it is his nose that sends him the alert.  I had had dogs as a kid, and had been around animals my whole life, but I had never till that point seen a dog behave the way that Pudgy does. It is like a change comes over him, and he immediately goes into rescue-mom-from-herself mode. Once he knows that I am fine, he goes back to his normal Pudgy activities - sniffing, playing, and dreaming about chasing rabbits.  When Pudgy was around six years old, I learned that my mother had become ill. Two years passed by, and after a long struggle with the illness, she passed away. The loss of my mother hit me very hard. I had so much negativity inside me. I felt angry and lost, and more alone in the world than ever before, except of course for Pudgy, my best friend who had been by my side for so many years. To say that Pudgy and I share a special bond is hardly a way of describing what he means to me. He has become my family and my greatest friend. A few months ago, Pudgy developed a degenerative heart valve problem.  It is called mitral/tricuspid valve disease. The diagnosis was devastating. Pudgy's cardiologist informed me that there was no cure for this progressive disease of the heart.  Having had experience with my own human family's health problems though, I know that you must do your own research when it comes to medical matters.  So I did.  I scoured the Internet and discovered that while mitral valve surgery is quite common for humans to have, it is not widely available for dogs with the same problem.  Then I found some articles and research about a special surgeon who performs heart surgery on dogs.  I was overjoyed because I knew it was going to be possible to save Pudgy's life.  Pudgy means the world to me and no measure is too drastic to save my best friend.
I have now made it my mission in life to get him the surgery he requires , even if it means crossing an ocean.  I have vowed to find a way to defy geographic and financial obstacles in order to get him the life-saving treatment he needs.
I can't live without Pudgy.  He has done so much for me, I must do this for him.  He is a sweet, wonderful and pure creature.  I am lucky that I am the human who gets to keep him. 

You can help us on our journey toward mending a broken heart and be part of the Story of Pudgy!




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*すべてのエラーを許しなさい - グーグルで翻訳翻訳*

9年前、私はPetfinder.comに私の親友ずんぐりを見つけました。私は、気の合う人のために達し、そこに彼はいました。

それは犬にあなたのソウルメイトを見つけることが可能であるならば、私は本当に私のものを発見しました。すべてのこれらの年の間に、彼は私が今まで犬を可能性が想像よりもはるかに大きい程度に私の世話をしています。彼は私の弟と私のセラピストです。彼は私を助けるために生活の中で自分の使命になりました。

ずんぐりでは、私は本当に特別な何かを参照してください。彼はそれに歩いて部屋を明るく。彼は彼の友人であることを皆を頼むので何も知らない人は、彼にはありません。犬は彼に吠える場合は、彼は単に耳をオンにし、彼はこのようなディスプレイに参加する必要がないことを知って、陽気に歩き去ります。

彼はあまりにもウサギを追いかけ、盗聴と彼の睡眠、樹皮やランで咀嚼、と私は推測しています。

彼は、完璧な礼儀正しく、かつ尊重であるので、彼は勧告を必要とすることはありません。

私は本当に完璧なコンパニオンを上げることの喜びを持っていました。

今弁膜疾患が彼の心を脅かします。そして、私はそれについて何かをする力を持っています。そして、あなたは私がこれを行う助けるために力を持っています。

今日$ 4約束することで、あなたは傷ついた心を修復に向けて私たちの旅で私たちを助けることができます!ずんぐりの物語 - この偉大なサクセスストーリーの一部になります!
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* S'il vous plaît excuser les erreurs - Traduit avec Google Translate *

Il y a neuf ans, j'ai trouvé mon meilleur ami Pudgy sur Petfinder.com. Je suis arrivé pour une âme sœur, et il était là.

S'il est possible de trouver votre âme sœur dans un chien, je vraiment ai trouvé le mien. Pendant toutes ces années, il a pris soin de moi à une mesure beaucoup plus grande que ce que je jamais imaginé un chien pouvait. Il est mon petit frère et mon thérapeute. Il en a fait sa mission dans la vie pour me aider.

Dans Pudgy, je vois vraiment quelque chose de spécial. Il illumine une chambre juste en marchant dedans. Il n'y a pas étrangers à lui, parce qu'il demande à chacun d'être son ami. Si un chien aboie à lui, il se tourne simplement la sourde oreille et se promène gaiement loin, sachant qu'il n'a pas besoin de participer à de telles manifestations.

Il renifle et mâche dans son sommeil, des écorces et des pistes, et je devine, chasse les lapins aussi.

Il n'a jamais besoin admonestation parce qu'il est parfait, poli et respectueux.

Je l'ai vraiment eu le plaisir d'élever le compagnon idéal.

Maintenant, la maladie valvulaire menace son cœur. Et je dois le pouvoir de faire quelque chose. Et vous avez le pouvoir de me aider à faire cela.

En promettant 5 $ aujourd'hui, vous pouvez nous aider sur notre chemin vers raccommoder un cœur brisé! Faites partie de cette grande histoire de succès - L'histoire de Pudgy!
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* Ci scusiamo per eventuali errori - Tradotto con Google Traduttore *

Nove anni fa, ho trovato il mio migliore amico Pudgy su Petfinder.com. Allungai la mano per uno spirito affine, e lui era lì.

Se è possibile trovare la tua anima gemella in un cane, ho veramente trovato la mia. In tutti questi anni, ha preso cura di me in misura molto maggiore di quanto avrei mai immaginato un cane potrebbe. Lui è il mio fratellino e il mio terapista. Egli ha reso la sua missione nella vita per aiutarmi.

In Pudgy, ho veramente visto qualcosa di speciale. Egli illumina una stanza con una passeggiata in esso. Non ci sono estranei a lui, perché chiede a tutti di essere suo amico. Se un cane abbaia, lui semplicemente si trasforma orecchie da mercante e se ne va allegramente via, sapendo che lui non ha bisogno di partecipare a tali esposizioni.

Annusa e mastica nel sonno, cortecce e corre, e sto indovinando, insegue conigli troppo.

Non ha mai bisogno di ammonimento perché è perfetto, educato e rispettoso.

Ho veramente avuto il piacere di elevare il compagno perfetto.

Ora valvulopatia minaccia il suo cuore. E io ho il potere di fare qualcosa al riguardo. E tu hai il potere di aiutare a fare questo.

Impegnandosi $ 5 Oggi, si può aiutarci nel nostro cammino verso riparare un cuore spezzato! Essere una parte di questa grande storia di successo - La storia di Pudgy!
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beagles, best beagle, beagleranian, dogs, service dogs, dogs for therapy
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Update 21
Posted by Jacquelyn Garofano
2 days ago
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Just some photos :)
baby pictures :)
baby pictures - around 1 year
baby pictures - around 1 year
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Update 20
Posted by Jacquelyn Garofano
2 days ago
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Hey guys!
I know this is a lot to ask, but I think it will help a lot if as many people as possible share this link! https://patch.com/new-york/west-village/beagleranian-mom-mission *with the tags @shareably @mashable @upworthy @cesarmillan @gofundme on Twitter and Facebook. If you share it on FB, you have to write each tag out individually, on Twitter you can just copy and paste so it's a bit easier!
I am hoping to get the attention of these publications so they will feature our story! I have been tagging them and I think if they see the post a lot, it will grab their attention. If you can do it, thank you so much! (I know it is a lot to ask:)!! If not that is totally ok! I hope you are having a great week and enjoying some sun! -Jacqui & Pudgy :) <3 <3
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Update 19
Posted by Jacquelyn Garofano
10 days ago
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Hi, I hope everyone is having a lovely holiday week :) Pudgy and I are continuing to work toward our goal in the hopes of getting our story to more readers and kind people like you! This campaign has had such an impact on me as I re-live my experiences with Pudgy and makes me appreciate him even more! I know we can impact other people's lives as well if we can reach more of them, so we are going to keep trying as hard as we can!! Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support and kindness, it means so much to us during this time :) -Jacqui & Pudgy
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Update 18
Posted by Jacquelyn Garofano
17 days ago
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No matter what he is going through, he is always my sweet and happy little boy!
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$4,605 of $38.5k goal

Raised by 85 people in 7 months
Created September 11, 2016
Jacquelyn Garofano  
JC
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Jo Craig
3 hours ago

Pudgy didn't just save you, you saved him. Shelter Dogs, Cats & other animals are simply the best! No need to spend thousands of dollars on Purebred, Puppy milled pets. PLEASE go to your local Shelter, especially the "Kill Shelters" to adopt. Often you will find Purebred or the type of breed you're looking for. I PROMISE it will change your life! Prayers for sweet Pudgy and his "Pet Parent"☺

IB
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Iacopo Barberini
23 hours ago
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Judith Howard
17 days ago
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kim martin
24 days ago
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I know what is it like to have found your soulmate. My furry little angel rescued me and there would be no life without him. Please everyone help this precious angel and his momma.

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david t
27 days ago
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kim martin
27 days ago
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Praying everyday for this sweet angel and his precious momma. Bless you both and the day will come .

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Lori Halt
1 month ago
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Wishing you and Pudgy the best and sending lots of love. I truly hope this goes viral and Pudgy gets his surgery and you get your fuzzy, adorable soulmate for as long as possible. <3

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