Dog who lost his hair in a terrible fire becomes a therapist and a star of dog competitions

9-year-old dog Taka survived a terrible fire – and now he helps those who also suffered from the fire.

In October 2018, the house where Taka lived with his owners caught fire. Dog who lost his hair in a terrible fire becomes a therapist and a star of dog competitions

Taka was trapped on the flaming porch and suffered burns and multiple injuries after the structure collapsed.

The dog managed to survive – he was helped not only by veterinarians, but also by “human” doctors. He spent the next month and a half in the hospital, where veterinarian Crystal Lesley visited him every weekend.

Dog who lost his hair in a terrible fire becomes a therapist and a star of dog competitions

When Taka was discharged, Crystal took him to her home – the previous owners could not give him proper medical care.

The rehabilitation was long and painful – the fire left deep scars on the dog’s body, he lost hair on his face and body

However, he still remained a cheerful dog who loves fun – and Crystal decided to make him a therapy dog.

Dog who lost his hair in a terrible fire becomes a therapist and a star of dog competitions

Taka now takes part in rehabilitation programs for people with burns. Taka himself also still needs rehabilitation – only recently he began to trust the new owner enough to come to her sofa to lie next to her.

Dog who lost his hair in a terrible fire becomes a therapist and a star of dog competitions

The owner has a Facebook page on Taka’s difficult path and takes him to dog competitions, where he invariably becomes a star.

So, recently Taka took first place in Georgia and 20th in the world competition Pageant Dog World.