We love all our dogs in the rescue, we really do, and not in the way that your mom tells you she loves all her kids but you just *know* you are her favorite ;) Sometimes though we come across a dog who just seems to creep a little deeper into the crevices of our hearts for whatever reason - their story (but really they all have a sad story - being a homeless dog is really all the sad you need), the timing with other circumstances in your life, they remind you of a past pet.
I will admit it - I am a dog-ist. I prefer my dogs to be BIG. The droolier and sillier they are, the better in my mind. Perhaps its in my genes, I come from a long line of big dog loving women. My grandmother always had rough coat collies when I was a kid, and my mom had setters and shepherds. The joke in our family is that my first word was "dog" , followed closely by "mine" and "no". These probably remain my 3 most used dogs, with a few more adult words I have since l
Over and over we are asked by potential adopters for dogs who are "non-pitbull" and great with kids. Yet, we have one and he just cannot seem to catch a break. NOT. A. ONE. Our history with this dog is long and sordid (well actually more just long, and less sordid) but starts with him ending up at a local shelter last fall as an approx 1 year old fun-loving, energetic hound mix who was returned when his family was moving. Housebroken, and good with kids. All BIG check mar