Can you give a little rescue pup a ride? - Dr. Marty Becker


Can you give a little rescue pup a ride?

Wednesday, Sep 4th, 2019 | By Mikkel Becker KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CDBC, CBCC-KA, CTC

Can you help a cute little rescue dog make the journey from Phoenix, Arizona, to Spokane, Washington? This is Mikkel Becker, Dr. Beckers daughter, and my daughter, Reagan, and I have fallen in love with Otis, a Pug mix from Arizona Pug Adoption and Rescue Network APARN).

Normally APARN doesn’t adopt outside of Arizona because they keep close connections with their adoptees and stay close by to ensure they stay cared for their entire life. But I helped them out with dogs from a serious hoarding situation and have been an ongoing contact with them to help with particularly challenging behavioral cases that they’ve encountered, So they made an exception for us when we fell head over puppy paws in love at first glance with one of their rescue dogs, 7-month-old Otis, who is apparently full of energy.

I will buy you a round trip plane ticket from Phoenix to Spokane, and pay any expenses for bringing Otis in the cabin with you as well as make sure he has necessary vet records and an approved carrier. Terri will bring him to the airport.

Reagan says that the only thing that’s missing for our little family (myself, Reagan, our puggle Indiana Bones, and the three Guinea Girls) is Otis. She says it’s just not complete without him here. Shes been through a lot of change lately, and what she wants most of all is this sweet little addition to our family, so were hoping this can happen almost immediately.

If you might be able to help, please email us at and put “Otis” in the subject line. Thank you so much for helping us out!

Some of Reagan’s dog goodies she collected with her savings on our trip to the coast. Instead of toy stores, Reagan insisted on going to ‘dog stores’ so she could find lots of goodies for Otis (he’s going to be her first very own dog).