Pets of Miami Lakes

Community By Linda Trischitta, Editor Friday, September 15, 2023

Say hello to Missy, who lives in Miami Lakes with Joan and Dave Oliver.

Missy joined the family in 2012 after they searched for a Shih Tzu/Bichon Frise mix, sometimes called a Teddy Bear, Dave Oliver said.

He happened to find a puppy in Ohio, near where he was spending his 60th college class reunion.

The following year, Joan Oliver became unwell, her husband said.

“Little Missy sensed she could be of help,” he said. “Wherever Joan sat or laid down, Missy jumped up and laid beside her.”

 He said Missy is a great comfort to his wife.

“The bond between the two is incredible,” he said. “And very importantly it has been a godsend to me as a caretaker.”

  If you would like to introduce your pet to the readers of The Miami Laker, please email  --Linda Trischitta