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Get ready for some cute news, Green Monsters! At Denkai Community Veterinary Clinic, which rehabilitates farm animals as well as our other four legged friends, there is a very special pit bull puppy who provides comfort to everyone.

According to the Greely Tribune, Dominic, an 18-week-old pit bull, came to Denkai Clinic after police found a mother pit bull with a litter of puppies in a Denver home during a raid.

Since the city of Denver has banned pit bulls through breed specific legislation, they are often brought to organizations outside of the city, like Denkai, to improve their chances of adoption.

Pit bull Dominic has become a particularly valuable member of the Denaki Clinic, earning the title of “Denkai Recovery Specialist” and showing the world that pit bulls are indeed loving companions.


After being adopted by one of the clinic’s staff members, Dominic started accompany his guardian to the clinic. What happened while he was there one day was quite moving: “One morning, they set a dog just out of surgery on Dominic’s huge red pillow just outside the operating room. Dominic immediately came over to cuddle. That was just his nature … later that day … Dominic lay in the middle of a pile of dogs out of surgery and rested his head on their bodies when they cried. The dog who cried the most got the most cuddle time from Dominic.”

Doesn’t that just melt your heart?! Life with Dogs reports that Dominic now “helps comfort and [calm] the dogs, and even some of the cats, after surgery. Dogs sometimes come out of surgery aggressively, occasionally biting, but with Dominic by their side the dogs wake up calm and happy.”

Hooray for Dominic, and the wonderful staff at Denkai!

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14 comments on “Meet Dominic –– A Pit Bull Puppy With A Special Gift For Comforting Others”

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Angie N Giacomo-Baranovich
4 Years Ago

What a compassionate heart, much love for you little guy!

Jodie Ross
4 Years Ago

so sweet

GeorgeAnn Day
4 Years Ago

Very sweet. <3

Lisa Hendrix
4 Years Ago

Aww, what a fabulous lil guy. :)

Brenda Hunt
4 Years Ago

What a wonderful story. Poor pit bulls I agree people make them mean. My daughter had the sweetest pit bull who was raised with her children she was extremely gentle & loving always.

Teri Steger
4 Years Ago

they are not vicious by nature, it is taught by criminal minds of dysfunctional people. mean spirited people.

Barbara Witzel Waters
4 Years Ago

Awww!!! So sweet!!

Barbara Wendell
4 Years Ago

Such compassion from just a little guy himself... Way to go Dom!!!!

Richard Whitehead
4 Years Ago

Thumbs up to whoever had the presence of mind to move them out of Denver when confiscated.

JuanyPhyl Becerra
4 Years Ago

Beautiful story. What a precious pup Dominic is. So sorry to hear that Denver has banned Pit Bulls - they are just like any other dog.


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