It's not easy to lose a long-time.
But one local business is making it a little easier
for one family.
News 8's Sarah Thamer introduces us to a new bond
formed between man and dog.
For anyone who has ever had to put a dog down.
they know how hard it can be.
But for someone with special needs.
that experience can be especially tough.
I sat down with one local family today and learned
in the midst of grieving the loss of their dog.
something really special came along.
Man's best friend
Is no exception to that rule.
We had to put our Basset Hound down, she was old and
tired and not doing well.
Putting the dog down was especially tough for the
Their son Jordan was diagnosed with autism when he
And having a dog, eased many of the challenges he's
Part of the autism spectrum is having anxious moments
and he's had a dog in his life since he was 18 months
old, none of them have been what we can train to be
companion dogs but they've all known when Jordan was
in a state of anxiety and they do what Dottie is doing
right now, they get up on his lap and or they get
next to him and they just ease him he starts petting
them and he doesnt realize he's doing it.
So Jordan's boss, owner of the Invisible Fence of
The Tri-States and Doggie Business, knew when a special
dog went up for adoption, there was only one person
who made the perfect match.
Every time she came she wanted to be Jordan, so we
decided that because of Jordan's family dynamic, we
wanted to do something to help Jordan out, so Dottie
has been professionally trained, and she is going
to be on the invisible fence brand system, we installed
it last week, and she'll be training on it coming
The Invesible Fence is a technology that helps keeps
animals safe in the front and backyard through a computer
collar reciever and special installation.
Toppen decided to donate both the technology and dog
to the Mahilovics.
Jordan can safely take care of her in his home with
his parents where he can let her outside she can get
that energy she needs, run off and still be safe and
not run out into the road and then Jordan doesn't
have to have that fear that she's going to leave him.
Dottie will officially live with the Mihalovics in
December and they are all very excited to make new
memories with a new dog.
The Invesible Fence of the Tri-States in Holmen offers
a three-session training for pets at homes where
the technology is installed.
The goal is to allow pets to enjoy being outside while
not running off into other places
This is actually the only business of its kind in
There are about one-hundred invisible fence businesses
in the U.S.