Rescue Dogs Can’t. Even. As They Play in Pool Of Balls [Video]
A California man wanted to honor his dog, and his heart, with a random act of kindness. The result: two special rescue Golden Retrievers had the time of their lives!
Chris Sontag-Ratti, a Hayward California is a man who loved his dog Everything with all his heart. Everything died in 2014, and Chris has missed her every day since. To honor her memory, and the memories they made together, he posted an Instagram offer to mail tennis balls to anyone who requested one so they also could make memories with their dogs.
Much to his surprise, the post went viral, and he is now getting requests for tennis balls from devoted pet lovers all over the world. Calling the response overwhelming, Chris said that he is now spending entire paychecks simply to cover the shipping costs, but he doesn’t mind a bit because it helps keep the memory of his beloved Everything alive.
The folks at Dan’s Dog Walking and Pet Sitting in Port Washington, New York, thought Chris’s gesture was beyond grand, and they wanted to honor Everything. To do so, they decided they’d treat a couple of rescue pups to the best thing ever — a swim in a pool full of tennis balls!
Where did that idea come from? Says Dan’s Walking and Pet Sitting, “For a dog in a shelter, being adopted is as awesome as being able to jump into a pool full of tennis balls.” And we’re not talking about a handful or bucketful of balls. The pet-sitting company filled a swimming pool with 4,000 tennis balls! That’s a lot of balls, but two local rescue golden retrievers were up to the challenge of trying to catch them all, and their joy was caught in a video that the company hopes will raise awareness of local animal shelters across the country.
You can help them help shelter animals and honor Everything too! If you donate to your favorite shelter, or tag them in their Facebook post with the cutest video ever. If you do, they’ll generously send your shelter a bag of tennis balls too!
We pretty sure that Everything would think that a beautiful way to honor her memory. We sure do!