Heart-warming stories of adopted pets and the people who love them.
My Best Friend Gordo
I had been looking for a small dog to help keep my spirits up during the school year when I tend to get overwhelmed and stressed. I checked everyday online at many different shelters for the perfect dog, and just 30 minutes before I was planning on going into the WHS shelter, I saw Gordo online. They had JUST cleared him for adoption, and I fell in love with him instantly through the computer screen. I was at the shelter just a few minutes later, and went straight to his kennel. He was so new there that most of the staff didn't know who "Gordo" was yet. I didn't even need to look at other animals because he had instantly won my heart. I looked at my mom and said "He's the one."
At the shelter they said he wasn't interested in toys, other animals, or anything for that matter... He was too scared. He's no longer shy, or scared, and has such a bright look in his eyes, and a smile on his face everyday now. And he absolutely LOVES every single person, dog, cat, etc. that he encounters (including my moms farm animals... pig, horses, rabbit). He doesn't have a mean bone in his body, and he is the most loving dog I've ever met. He loves being by my side and follows me everywhere. He sits in my lap when I'm doing homework (which is where he is right now), but he also loves to be outside, go on walks, and play; it's the perfect balance. I LOVE him SO much, and can't imagine my life without him now. I couldn't have asked for a better pal to keep me company, and I've never been happier! I can't thank the Willamette Humane Society enough for giving me my new best friend.
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