John and Schoep Make National Airwaves on "The Doctors"

By KBJR News 1

October 29, 2012 Updated Oct 29, 2012 at 7:14 PM CDT

Bayfield, WI (Northland's NewsCenter)
-- Bayfield's celebrity man and dog duo made a national appearance on the TV show "The Doctors" Monday.

John Unger and his 19-year-old dog Schoep were thrust into the spotlight after a picture of them swimming in Lake Superior went viral online.

After making dozens of media appearances world wide, the doctors shared Schoep's story on national TV, spreading the word about all the donations, and love that has poured in since that picture was taken.

"Enormous amount of well being has been brought back to us through this picture."

Schoep has been given another lease on life after the picture went viral.

Enough money has been donated to provide the 19-year-old dog laser treatments to help with his arthritis.

His veterinarian says it's helping Schoep's quality of life.