Dani Viverito has always dropped everything to help a stray or injured dog, ever since she was a child. That’s why it comes as no surprise that Dani continues to help the voiceless with her husband of 18.5 years.
“We kind of just gradually became rescuers; if there was a dog in need we took them in and try to give them their best life ever. We have been together for 18.5 years and have had just as many rescues!” Dani shared with The Dodo.
Adopting dogs with various backgrounds means there are many different personalities in Dani’s home. To help the dogs recover from their traumatic pasts, Dani has set up a schedule that the dogs smartly abide by.
“They all get along for the most part, but two are more ‘unstable’ so I have the group of five on one schedule and a group of two on another, and I swap them out every three hours around the clock,” Viverito said. “It’s so ingrained at this point we don’t even need alarms! That way everyone has equal amount of … time to play, potty, eat, snuggle with us humans, and walk around doing their own thing and then they go down for nap time for three hours, where they can sleep or play or do whatever.”
And what happens at nap time? All seven dogs know exactly where to go… to their own bedroom!
“They all run and break off into their designated rooms when I call cookie time. Jax, Sasha and Annabelle are in one room and Muppet is in the other with Harlin. When Tyler and Tucker are down they each have their own room,” Dani said.
The pups have their own bedrooms, as well as their own toddler beds!
Dani previously has queen-sized mattresses around her home to help dogs who had a hard time getting up on beds and couches but found that moving queen-sized mattresses around was exhausting. That’s when she had the idea to use toddler beds!
“With toddler beds, everything is small so I can do all the sheets at once and the comforters two at a time. Sweeping, vacuuming and mopping is easy with toddler beds that are light and slide around versus heavy mattresses and beds!” Dani said.
Dani and her husband have expertly figured out how to successfully live with seven rescue dogs! If you know someone who would love this heartwarming story, be sure to share this article with them!