Labrador Retriever
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Age: 20 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 100+ lbs

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   Leave a bone for Ozzy

Stinkpot, furry boy, super duper stinky pooper, Stinker MacGee, boogaboy,,

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

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Quick Bio:

May 26th 1996

humping, coooookieeees, evil chicken bones on the sidewalk

me, pulling his face

Favorite Toy:
Sheeeeepy and ,Magilla Gorilla

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
Park Avenue

Best Tricks:
He can sign books

Arrival Story:
the true story of how Ozzy saved my life can be found on our website: PUPPYCHOWISBETTERTHANPROZAC.COM I lost my job, my girlfriend and my mind. I was a textbook manic depressive on a bipolar-emotional roller coaster. After endless hours of therapy, heavy doses of lithium plus a plethora of anti-depressants, I learned that the unconditional love of a nine pound, seven week old, black Labrador Retriever puppy named Ozzy was more powerful than any drug. Pills didn't give me a reason to live. Loving Ozzy did. Drugs didn't get me out of bed. Taking care of Ozzy did. By taking him out for a walk, he took me out of my head. Ozzy taught me to love again. To be selfless. Ozzy taught me responsibility. Humility. He taught me to slow down and sniff the fire hydrants. To just be. He taught me to play like a kid again. To not worry about getting dirty. To not take myself so seriously. That it was okay to be me. And to my surprise, Ozzy taught me that picking up a bag of fresh puppy poop was the ultimate way to meet the ladies. Ozzy, save my life. Good boy. After Ozzy saved my life, I decided to write a book, "Puppy Chow Is Better Than Prozac" to help people who are also battling depression. Check out Ozzy's website: puppychowisbetterthanprozac.com

Ozzy was born May 26, 1996 at a beautiful, country farmhouse in Bohemia, Long Island. A black Labrador Retriever weighing in at 12 oz. He is the offspring of Stonehaven's Cassiopeia and Lauren's Moonlit Streak. He is the pride and joy of Dorothy Cavallo, his loving breeder. Ozzy didn't have one of the easiest deliveries. He was delivered by C-section along with the rest of his siblings: Lexington, Rosco, Remington, Bonnie, Brooke and Stonehaven's Lady Tamera Too. On July 13, 1996, Ozzy was adopted and moved to New York City. Where he enjoys sniffing sidewalks, sniffing other dog's butts, and eating hot dogs in Central Park. Ozzy, now 11, lives with his manic depressive roommate, Bruce. Bruce Goldstein is a full-time doggie daddy, an expressionist painter, a screenwriter, and a first-time author. A Staten Island graffiti artist turned New York City commercial artist, Goldstein has worked at several of the most respected, creative advertising agencies, including Chiat/Day, Deutsch and Hill Holliday. His work has appeared in The Bark magazine and New York Dog. Goldstein received a B.F.A. in Advertising Design from The Fashion Institute of Technology in 1992. He lives in Manhattan with his furry roommate, Ozzy.

Forums Motto:
America's Furry Antidepressant

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December 7th 2007 More than 9 years!

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I saved my owners life....

PUPPY CHOW IS BETTER THAN PROZAC by Bruce Goldstein is now- in paperback!

February 13th 2009 9:34 pm
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Puppy Chow is Better than Prozac

July 1st 2008 9:23 am
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Hi, my name is Ozzy.

11 years ago, my owner, Bruce, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After he tried every antidepressant and tons of therapy, it wasn't until God sent me down to be his furry little angel. I was 6 weeks old, black, furry, and cute as heck when Bruce first brought me home.

The beginning was tough, but over time I helped bring Bruce back to life. Everytime he took me out, I helped take him out of his depression.

Then, when he got better, he wrote a book about our experience to help other people battling depression. It's called, "PUPPY CHOW IS BETTER THAN PROZAC. The true story of a man and the dog who saved his life." The book has been doing great. A lot of people have been sending us letters on how it has helped them going through their depression. Everybody has been sharing their dog stories with us as well.

Please visit our website if you like for more Ozzy photos: puppychowisbetterthanprozac.com

Bruce is doing great today. He's married to a beautiful woman, my stepmom, Brooke, and I have a little brother or sister coming in 3 weeks. I'm looking forward to being a big brother. And Bruce is going to be the best dad in the whole wide world. I should know.

Woof! Woof!
Ozzy and Bruce

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