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It’s no secret that we love our office dogs here at Advanced Wellness Solutions. They brings joy to our staff and patients.
Willow the Pekingese mix
Willow is the newest addition to Advanced Wellness Solutions. She was adopted in April of 2022. She’s sixteen years young. Yes, you read that right. Dr. Danielle adopted a 16 year old super senior lady. Willow started her life as a pampered princess, but then her human had to go into a nursing home. Things took an ugly but temporary turn for her. She hit the jackpot when Dr. Danielle drove up to South Carolina the day before Easter to adopt her.
William the Shih Tzu
Kyle and his PIC (Partner in Crime) William the Shih Tzu.
William joined the office crew in August of 2018.
William spends lunch breaks staring out the front door, waiting for patients to arrive. Once lunch is over, he goes back to his post in the enclosed front desk area.
When new patients arrive, William stays behind the glass door in the front desk area. Being behind a glass door doesn’t dampen his enthusiasm for new and existing patients.
William loves being our office dog and our patients love having him here.
William was trained on office procedures and policies by
Wanda the Super Senior Pekingese
Born ? Adopted: 8/26/2012 Died: 6/5/2021
While a student at Palmer, Dr. Danielle adopted an elderly Pekingese and named her Wanda. Wanda inspired the creation of Senior Dog Rescue, a Facebook page that encourages the rescue and adoption of senior dogs.
Wanda was a super senior when Advanced Wellness Solutions opened in November of 2019. As such, patients were used to seeing her sleeping in her carrier as she took frequent work naps.
Wanda obviously had a rough start in life but once Dr. Danielle adopted here, she lived the good life for almost 9 years.
Since she was a rescue, we don’t know exactly how old she was. What we know for sure is that Dr. Danielle adopted Wanda August 26th, 2012. At that time the Halifax Humane Society guessed her age at 9 years. When she was “surrendered,” she had just finished weaning a litter of puppies. At the time, none of us knew what an awesome office dog she would turn out to be.
She began coming with Dr. Danielle to work in Jensen Beach and Hobe Sound during her cancer treatments for oral melanoma. While at the Hobe Sound office, during potty breaks she would try to go to Scooters in the same plaza. She tried getting in so often, the regulars there knew her by name. She had a big, bold personality that made her a favorite everywhere she went.
She was diagnosed with oral melanoma in February, 2018 when a mass was found in her mouth during her annual teeth cleaning. Oral melanoma is a rare and aggressive cancer. The initial diagnosis was that she had less than 150 days to live. After a tough battle, Wanda went in remission thanks to Dr. Evan Sones, DVM, MS and the staff of Animal Cancer Care Clinic located just down the road from our Kanner Highway, Stuart, Florida location.
Wanda quickly considered herself to be the office manager when she began coming to work. She received the title officially when Dr. Danielle opened Advanced Wellness Solutions in November of 2019.
Wanda came to work every day until she retired in April of 2021. She spent her retirement sleeping and eating her favorite people foods. She always loved walking but during the last two years of her life, her severe arthritis pain made that impossible. Fortunately, Dr. Danielle bought a dog stroller to solve that problem. Wanda seemed to enjoy riding in her dog stroller even more than walking. We knew the end was near when she no longer wanted to be pushed around the neighborhood and be adored by all who met her.
Wanda passed away on June 5, 2021.