Service Dog with 'Lick It List' Dies

Lick It List Dog Bingo Dies
Cole Hein and dog Bingo
Courtesy Mandi Hein

updated 09/21/2012 at 12:00 PM EDT

originally published 09/21/2012 12:45PM

In his final days, 14-year-old Bingo went on walks with his best friend and enjoyed treats sent to him from around the world.

But all that might not compare to this: "Bingo will go to heaven on a marshmallow cloud that will have a chocolate water slide for dogs," Bingo's owner, 11-year-old Cole Hein, said in a statement announcing the Jack Russell terrier's death.

The dog made headlines earlier this year when Cole created a "lick it list" for the loyal pooch, a service dog who had been given to him to help combat a medical condition that causes him to stop breathing.

Bingo was trained to alert adults that Cole was in need of CPR by barking, and had helped save the boy's life several times.



In recent months, Bingo had been experiencing declining health due to old age, and was euthanized Tuesday.

As part of his list, the Canadian boy had wanted to take Bingo on walks around the block, and had asked for him to be sent dog treats from around the world. The Jack Russell had been with the Hein family since 2005.



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