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These Maine Dogs Are Heroes: Meet Dolly Pawton

Amy Sherwood

“I could be in bed for weeks because I was so sick, and Dolly wouldn’t leave my side. On good days, she’ll play…She adapts really well to how I’m feeling.”

Living with multiple medical concerns and chronic pain, Amy Sherwood needs her furry friend, Dolly Pawton, for more than just companionship. The four-year-old black lab can sense changes in her heart rate or blood pressure and dial 911 if Amy loses consciousness.

Amy is fundraising with Help Hope Live for accessible transportation so that she and Dolly can continue safely participating in their Maine community.

Written by Emily Progin