Transcript for ‘GMA’ Pet of the Year Awards: Underdog
the year. These are pups who overcame incredible challenges, inspirations to all of us and the nominees are -- Izzy the husky was desperately sick when she was rescued but survived despite the odds. Now she works as a hospital therapy dog bringing joy and smiles to patients. Ah. Her human says she provides the benefit of pet therapy. Roo the tinety rescue chihuahua was skeletal and scared of everything when adopted and had to be fed six types a day but now her human says she's the most soulful energetic dog she's ever had. Stella the shepherd survived a hurricane in Puerto Rico before finding her new family. Her humans didn't think they were ready to adopt until they saw that cute little face. Their youngest daughter has autism and Stella has become their de facto therapy dog. The family says Stella has been a weird, crazy, fantastic thing that's happened to them. Wow. All have overcome so much. And the underdog award goes to -- izzy the husky! And here she is with her human companion Melissa from California. Hi. Congratulations. Congratulations, izzy. Come on up. This is your moment to shine. Yes. Izzy is wearing a red couture doll dress. Melissa, tell us the secret of how izzy has overcome so much. She was born with hip dysplasia. And she just loves going to UCLA hospital and visiting the children there. She's incredible. What a sweet face. What a beautiful spirit. Thank you so much. On behalf of izzy, thank you very much. Thank you very much.
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