An organization, Dogs Matter, saved me and my dog, Sebastian.
At the end of my drinking and drugging, me and Sebastian were homeless living out of motels. I wanted to go to detox but I wouldn’t leave him behind. He even saved my life one time when I was overdosing on heroin — licking and pawing my face every time I would go under bringing me back.
A friend turned me on to Dogs Matter and I got in touch immediately. We were in bad shape — both of us. I was so drunk and high I was slipping in puddles of his urine in my motel room — not realizing at first what they were or that I wasn’t walking him. When I did realize, I knew I had to get him to safety. Dogs Matter got him fostered quickly by a house manager at a great sober living home. I went to detox immediately and when I got out that same sober living gave me and Sebastian a scholarship so we could get on our feet.
I’m sitting here with him now as I type this — 11 months clean and sober and we’re very happy. Thank you, Dogs Matter. From both of us.