CHESAPEAKE, Va. — Every month, Chesapeake Animal Services brings an adoptable dog on a field trip to one of the city's fire departments.
Jan. 5 was Tigerlily's lucky day.
Chesapeake Animal Services found the young pit bull terrier as a stray a few months ago -- she was underweight, at just 32 lbs.
After some care and a lot of love, Tigerlily is healthy, clean and knows how to play with toys and sit for treats. She also walks on a leash, gently nudges people who aren't paying enough attention to her and breaks into "zoomies" after bath time. In January, the brindle-colored pup is ready to find a home.
Her day at the Chesapeake Fire Department wasn't just for her, though.
"The program is mutually beneficial, relieving stress and bringing joy to both fire department personnel and shelter animals in Chesapeake," the animal shelter's Facebook post said.
The fire department's Facebook page said she came through to wag her tail and sniff employees in training, communications and Station 4.
Captain Tony Barakat said she was a bright spot in the fire department's day.
"We see all kinds of different things on these calls that we go on every day," he said. "A visit like this from somebody who is just 100% happy and healthy and great is just awesome."