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Atticus - A Petfinder Happy Tail

Adopted Dog

Adopted from Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, Ottawa, KS.


I'm not even sure why I was cruising Petfinder. I wasn't really looking for a dog. But then I saw Atticus.

I don't know what it was about him. I kept visiting the page, week after week "Is he still there?" Until the question became intolerable. I didn't know much about this shelter-it is 250 miles away from me. It dawned on me that I really needed that little furry face in my life forever. I put in an application and heard back from the shelter manager the next day. Soon I was making arrangements to pick up my little sweetheart. It was the first of many trips we would take together. Fast forward eight years and he is my trusty sidekick, Alfred to my Batman, Andy to my Conan, Garfunkel to my Simon, Smithers to my Mr.Burns.

I love the way Petfinder has revolutionized pet adoption. The past eight years have contained significantly more humor in a crazy fuzzy package than it would have without.

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