OGDEN — Carly gets excited when it’s time to go visit the hospitals with her owner, Debbie McAllister.
The female golden retriever always responds happily when Debbie asks her if she wants to go visit the behavior, physical therapy and pediatrics units at McKay-Dee Hospital. She seems to know whenever she’s going.
Then, once the 10-year-old dog arrives, she is greeted with as much love as she gives — often with treats and generous petting and play.
But those visits nearly came to an abrupt end in 2010 when Debbie was rubbing Carly’s neck and felt some lumps. She immediately took Carly to the veterinarian and was referred to another veterinarian who could care for dogs with cancer.