By Jarissa Aquinde, Positively Woof Rescue and Adoption Story Editor
Shortly after graduating college, Benny and Dexter’s forever mom and dad moved in together, and immediately wanted a dog. They went to the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter to look around. Although they saw a slew of lovable mutts, it wasn’t until the end of the day that they locked eyes on Dexter (then named Fred). Unfortunately, the shelter was closing and they had to leave, forever-friendless for the day. Benny and Dexter’s mom begged their dad to go back the following evening after work, praying that Dexter would still be there. He was, and they asked to take him into a private play room to get to know him. As soon as the door closed behind them, Dex was all over them with love, hugs, kisses, and tail wags! His mom wrapped her arms around him and told his dad to go get the man in charge because Dexter was definitely going home with them. He was a year old at the time, and slightly under weight. He had been found wandering in a field and they believed his previous owners had abandoned him. Although his parents had to spend years reconditioning him to not have severe separation anxiety, they never once questioned his love and devotion.
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For those of you that don’t know, the boys grandpa (my dad) has been fighting Parkinson’s disease for 17 years. Our friend @lunaslittleboutique make the boys these bandanas to help raise awareness during #parkinsonsawarenessmonth 🎗She surprised me with them today at school. How very thoughtful ❤ #fightingPDwithPapaC #parkinsonssucks #parkinsonsawareness #awesomefriend #dogbandana #instyle #bigsmiles @parkinsondotorg @npfnctriangle
My @redandwolf Valentine’s Day card came just in time! To the fur babies who stole my heart, “you’re my otter hal(ves)!” Looking for adorable, handmade, eco-friendly cards for friends and family? Check @redandwolf out! For every card sold, $1 goes to conservation efforts. How cool is that?? #redandwolf #whereisredandwolf #northcarolina #gogreen #giveback