The virus is known as the "puppy killer" is fast acting, highly contagious and hard to treat.
"It's absolutely tragic to see all those dogs die when it's a preventable illness," Speed said.
It’s preventable with just three or four doses of vaccine.
"I thought a lot of these diseases were kind of overkill, too many shots at the vets, but I know they're important now," Smerchek said.
Tofte believes her dog pumpkin is up to date, but she's going to double check.
"I need to check with my vet and make sure that she has the proper vaccinations and stuff," Tofte said.
The vaccine costs just $18. Some of the main symptoms of Parvovirus include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, dehydration and unresponsiveness. If your dog is showing these symptoms they need to immediately see a vet.