Larry - A Petfinder Happy Tail
Larry - posted 04/23/2013
From Sarah of Gainesville, FL
I was living alone and wanted a dog to keep me company. I searched on petfinder, knowing only that I wanted to adopt an adult or senior who had been abandoned at a county shelter. I used to work in a shelter and knew that any dog in one was in urgent need of help. I have always loved scruffy, wiry haired dogs and found a few on petfinder that were in my area. One in particular caught my attention. He was a short, long guy with wild looking fur. His name was Larry and I fell in love instantly with this basset mix. The next day I headed North to Clay County Animal Care and Control. I failed to notice that the shelter was closed on Mondays. When I got lost and called for directions I was dismayed to hear that they were not open for potential adoptions, but when I told the woman on the phone that I was interested in Larry she eagerly encouraged me to come anyway. I visited with Larry for about 15 minutes and decided that he had to be my new Best Friend. He had been surrendered with the vague reason of "Allergies". Almost three years later we are still a happy team, having been joined by my Boyfriend, Seth and his dog, Izzy. Thank you Petfinder for helping me find the coolest dog ever!
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