“Ever since then, she’s been carrying it around, playing with it and snuggling it,” Wasieleski said. “She will let my other dogs play tug-of-war with it, but they know they can’t shred it like they shred all other toys.”
Kairi suffers from separation anxiety, letting her new mom and dad know that she is not pleased with them leaving by chewing up carpets. To help her feel more secure, Kairi is beginning crate training — and that's where Dino has really started to prove to be so much more than a toy.
“We were so worried because she would bark and scratch the kennel and we didn’t want her to get hurt," Wasieleski said. "When Dino is in with her she is silent!”