Drowning Family Dog Saved by Plumber

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South Carolina Mr. Rooter plumber dove into the job to save homeowner's drowning pooch.

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I did what anyone else would have done - I jumped in to save the dog.

For Sherry Northgard, a call to the local Mr. Rooter® Plumbing company not only solved her plumbing issue, but saved her beloved four-legged friend, Dawnie.

“While I was diagnosing Mrs. Northgard’s plumbing issue, I could tell that she was distracted and a little upset,” stated Doug Baker, the plumbing technician sent by Mr. Rooter of Edgefield.

The concerned plumber found out that Mrs. Northgard’s elderly Chow, Dawnie, was blind, hard of hearing and normally kept close-at-hand. Upon hearing the distress in her voice, Baker began helping Northgard search the property for her pooch.

“We got out back and looked out to where the lake met her yard and Mrs. Northgard immediately started to panic,” claimed Baker.

Dawnie had stumbled into the lake and was disoriented, attempting to swim back to shore, which only served to usher the dog further out. The two began whistling and calling out from the beach, and Dawnie started swimming back inland. However, halfway home, she again became disoriented.

“Dawnie did a 180 and started to swim further into the lake. The further out she got, the more tired she became and began sinking. Mrs. Northgard immediately became frantic, so I did what anyone else would have done – I jumped in to save the dog.”

Baker swam out to the middle of the lake, successfully bringing Dawnie back to shore, where an ecstatic pet owner was reunited with her exhausted pooch.

“I have always known that Doug is not only a fantastic plumber, but also a kindhearted Christian who will go above and beyond to help his fellow man…or dog,” stated Vince Russo, manager of Mr. Rooter of CSRA.

As for Northgard, she is a cheerleader for Baker and Mr. Rooter. “It is a breath of fresh air to meet someone who cares about his job and the customers he serves. I will call Doug and Mr. Rooter whenever I have any sort of plumbing – or dog – problem.”

Visit the local Mr. Rooter at http://www.augusta.mrrooter.com.

About Mr. Rooter®:
Established in 1970, Mr. Rooter is an all-franchised, full-service plumbing and drain cleaning company with approximately 300 franchises worldwide. Recognized by Entrepreneur magazine among its “Franchise 500” and Franchise Times Top 200, Mr. Rooter franchisees provide services to both residential and commercial customers. Mr. Rooter began franchising in 1974 and is a subsidiary of The Dwyer Group, Inc. For more information or to find the location nearest you, please visit our Web site at http://www.mrrooter.com.

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