I rescued mine as a puppy when he was 2 mos old from the Western PA Humane Society over on the North Side. He was there with all his brothers and sisters in the one pen in the puppy room they have there.
This tiny little black puppy just ran up to edge of the pen and gave a little squeaky bark and wagged his tail so I had to pick him up. he started licking my face and tried to nip my nose. It was like he picked me. So I told the girl who worked there, “Okay, this is the one, what papers do I have to sign?” Tojo’s been my loyal beat friend ever since. He’ll be 6 on the 24th of this month.
I’ve had dogs all my life, but this one is THE DOG, if you know what I mean.
We were looking for a companion dog for a Cocker we had rescued from an abusive home. I saw an Ad for free dogs in the paper. This woman had about 10 dogs in a double wide trailer and she fed them by throwing the food on the floor. We asked about the ones she had and she told us that sheriff said she had toget rid of all ofthem or they would be confiscated. Whe shoed us this little darling that she claimed was a cocker shitzu mix. She was smallenough to fit in the palm of my hand and promptly fell asleep. We said we would take her and she tol;d us she would be weaned in a couple of weeks I picked up on Martin Luther King Jr. day and had to drive home with her in my coat. She taught our rescue how to play and have fun and was his constant companion until he developed cancer. He was my wife's dog and that little girl has been daddy's little princess since I brought her home.