Meet one of my running partners, Kenny. He is a six year old Miniature Schnauzer who has been with me for almost three years now.
Kenny was a stud at a puppy mill and was found in a tiny crate with barely enough room to turn around in. He was under weight, not use to human contact, and fearful.
When i first met him, Kenny had only just be returned by another family for his so called “aggression” and was on the list of dogs to be put down. After hearing Kenny’s story I decided to meet with the mini and see if he was the right dog for me. After a short meeting and a long talk with the behaviorist , I knew that I couldn’t leave the human society without him.
Within two months of having Kenny; his fearful, antisocial mask was dropped and I got to meet the dog behind the abuse. A happy, friendly, active dog that was and is absolutely perfect for me.
So what is the moral of this story? Adopt a dog. Give these brave souls a chance to show you their true selves. A pound dog isn’t a broken dog, no, a pound dog is a warrior just wanting a place to call their forever home.