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Dream Fetchers Deliver Smooches From Movie Star Pooches


10351230_10152214150157613_608839621632036081_n-1The filming of Marshall The Miracle Dog is over, but for many of the famous canines in the movie, their work has just begun.

Their owner Debbie Pearl, founder of the full-service animal company Paws for Effect, hand selects some of her furry friends to visit sick children in hospitals and medical facilities across the country through the nonprofit organization Dream Fetchers, which she started in 2005. The impact that her famous movie dogs have on their fans, especially sick children, is the most rewarding part of her career as a professional dog trainer.  Every time she brings movie star dogs together with children who face life-threatening illnesses…magic happens.
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