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Dogs Are Helpful Pet!Not Convinced?This Story Would Do

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There is something inherently comforting about the unconditional love of a pet. Writer Julie Barton understands that love to a heartwarming and gut-wrenching extreme.  

In 1996, at the age of 22, Barton was losing her battle with crippling depression. After a devastating breakdown, her family and therapists intervened. Then she made an important new friend.

Bunker

Image: COURTESY OF JULIE BARTON

“Nothing helped until I adopted a golden retriever puppy that I named Bunker,” Barton explained to MashReads. “The first morning I woke up with him by my side, I knew I had something to live for.”  Read more…

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