See What Dutch the Service Dog Has Been Up to Since We Saved Him

This year, Care2 members helped save a dog named Dutch because someone started a petition on Care2.

Dutch was going to be euthanized because he bit a woman who was beating him with a pole. But then someone started a petition to save him, and more than 300,000 Care2 members signed it, and together they saved Dutch.

At the end of every year, we think back on the campaigns Care2 members have started and won. When we thought about Dutch, we were just itching to know what he’s been up to since we rescued him — so we sent a message to Dutch’s mom, Heather Aguilar, and she gave us the scoop. Warning: this update contains super cute photos of Dutch.

Dutch was thrilled to get out of court

Dutch the day after court with Jeremy, Heather and his trainer James

so he could play with his new friend Sam

Dutch with his buddy Sam

Dutch with his new buddy Sam

and go shopping for treats.

Shop 'til you drop, Dutch!

When he returned home, Dutch felt like a real celebrity when he got treated to a photo shoot

Work the camera, Dutch!

but Dutch didn’t let his newfound celebrity stop him from the important work of guarding the backyard from squirrels.

Constant vigilance, Dutch!

Now, Dutch is excited to become a big brother! Here he is snuggling with Mom, Dad and his little sis to be:

These happy moments only happened because people in the Care2 community fought to save Dutch. You can make a heartwarming victory like this come true, too. Just click here to start your own petition today.

445 comments

Kazzylee B.
Karen B.about a month ago

Breeding dogs for fighting is absolutely appalling and needs to be stopped !

Shiv Kumar
Shivkumar ashabout a month ago

I HAVE A PERSONAL SAYING "All my relative became dogs and all dogs are my relative.

Nicole Johnson
Nicole Johnson2 months ago

Wonderful

Eileen C.
Eileen C.2 months ago

That was a horrible person who did that to poor Dutch. I hope they were charged with animal cruelty at least

Susie Forbes
Susie Forbes3 months ago

God bless Dutch.

Dorota Mleczek
Dorota Mleczek4 months ago

He looks so happy:) Thanks for sharing!!!!

Jose Maria Olmos Santana

Thanks

Llynde M.
Llynde M.9 months ago

Power to you Jeremy, Heather and James for opening your hearts to Dutch!

James Travers
James Travers11 months ago

sorry... I got distracted by Sarah's continued bigotry towards this breed.....

A great article. I've been wondering what was going on with Dutch.

James Travers
James Travers11 months ago

Sarah S... Your information is faulty (but you know that, don't you?). I have been following this story since before the Care2 membership took up the cause. It is a mistake to believe Chinn's account just because he is a police officer (especially considering his statement was passed on by another.. The things you mentioned did occur but only after this woman repeatedly hit Dutch with a pole. And her crime goes deeper but I have limited space here.
Besides anyone looking at these photos can see what an "extremely dangerous dog" this is.
oh and yes, seriously.