Rescue Dog’s Name
Where Did You Find Your Dog?
Before I ever knew my baby had existed, the breeder had dropped him at a high kill shelter at only 9 weeks old because he was deaf. He was adopted 3 more times and returned back to the shelter every time because no one knew how to handle or train him, he was even returned once for knocking down a child. At 7-8 months old he was put on death row and only had less then a few hours to live. Somehow some way, a rescuer, Steph who had 9 dogs at the time, went to pick him up. He was scared, underweight and had no training at all. Steph took care of him for about 3 months while he terrorized her house and dogs. Coincidentally, I received an email from a friend that stated there was a deaf 10 month old Argentino Dogo that needed a forever home, and despite having 2 Dogos already, I was intrigued. Steph and I messaged each other all night, and before ever even meeting him I knew I had to have him.
Tell Us About the Moment When You Knew that You Two Were Meant for Each Other.
Being determined and driving 30 miles to see him, I didn’t mind waiting another 25-30 min while Steph was on call at work. Finally the time came, he was in a crate in the corner with a blanket over him (due to all his screaming, he was VERY loud) and Steph opened the door and out flew this BIG white ball of energy!! I fell to my knees with my arms open and get bulldozed by him….i knew right then that we were destined to be!
How Has Your Hero Changed Your Life?
In the 7 months that I have had him, Achilles has gone through and graduated from 3 training classes. He follows what my other 2 dogs do and he is a very well behaved. He has taught me so much patience. Because of him I have taken classes and have been certified to train other dogs. I ’m hoping to help other people and their furry friends co-exist! One mans dog could turn to anothers best friend, that what he is….my best friend! I can’t imagine life without him and don’t think he could be without me either!