Throw Away Dogs Project Gives Stray Dogs a Second Chance

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A Throw Away Dogs Project dog who serves the Bradley Beach, New Jersey police department sniffs out explosives, sits with his handler.

A stray Montgomery County dog is literally living the rags to riches story after being cared for by the Throw Away Dogs Project in Huntingdon Valley, writes Amy Friedenberger for The Washington Post.

Trow Away Dogs Project founder Carol Skaziak.
Trow Away Dogs Project founder Carol Skaziak.

Rousey, a German shepherd, was once an abandoned and malnourished dog roaming the streets.

But thanks to the efforts of the nonprofit Throw Away Dogs Project, she is not only a TV star, but also a hard working police dog in Rocky Mount, Virginia.

The talented pooch has already shown off her acting talents during the filming of Cesar Millan’s new show “Dog Whisperer.”

She got this and other opportunities thanks to the help of Carol Skaziak, founder of the Throw Away Dogs Project who named her after the MMA former champion Ronda Rousey.

Skaziak, who is married to a Philadelphia police traffic officer, came up with the idea for the organization in 2013 while doing public relations work for an animal boarding facility in Philadelphia.

Rousey’s police handler, Officer Shelton, also sings Rousey’s praises. “We have a rock star in Rousey, these dogs are not just becoming pets. They’re serving a genuine purpose.”

Read more about the Throw Away Dogs Project at The Washington Post by clicking here

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