Name and age of the dog: Bear, 1 year
I work as a vet nurse and one afternoon we got a call asking about a Staffy puppy they found in an abandoned warehouse. The person who called was confused and it was actually another clinic that had the pup. They lifted Bear up to the next pound after he recovered. Feeling really fun for the next hour, I just knew I couldn’t even let him spend a night on the pound! I called the shelter without knowing anything about the dog and offered to look after him. The moment I took him home, the family loved it, and so was he. When it came time for him to be put up for adoption, there was nothing we could do but keep him! He made our lives a thousand times better.
His best trick is when you ask for a hug and he puts his arms around your shoulder!
What I appreciate most about my dog is that he is really there for me, no matter what the situation, and I am equally there for him. He comes to work with me, he is my shadow at home, he sits with me in silence on the hard days and really responds to my feelings. He’s also uncontrollably cheeky and has a mind of his own. His favorite thing to do is slide his ball under the couch and then yell out loud over it so that I will take care of him. We then collect the ball back together, its tail wags and my personal space does not exist. Rescue dogs really have incredibly unique characters.