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MACH Jillie of Gorman Avenue owned by Lisa Putnam of St. Paul, MN

Jillie had humble beginnings. A good Samaritan rescued her and her three littermates as young puppies from a person who was giving them away from a trunk of a car.

He brought them to an animal humane society shelter, where Lisa spotted her while on a visit to find a new dog.

“I met Jillie on the day of her spay. She left her littermates to come to the gate to lick my finger and rolled over to show me her scar. I had to take her home,” Lisa said.

In addition to agility, 8-year-old Jillie also is a TDI therapy dog. Her favorite jobs are chasing squirrels and catching Frisbees. She also likes hanging out with her older brother, a 10-year-old Golden Retriever, and a younger sister, Tally, another All-American.

Jillie earned the highest honor in AKC Agility – the Master Agility Championship (MACH) – on April 16, 2016, at a trial in St. Paul, MN. Jillie is a member of the AKC Canine Partners program for all dogs, including mixed-breeds and rescues.