Dec 03 2011
I saw Pluto’s picture on Animal Friends of the Valley – a high kill shelter in Wildomar. He was listed as a senior pug mix. Up until this point, I had only helped transport dogs that others had rescued from shelters but I hadn’t set foot into a shelter myself – except of course to adopt my own dogs. San Diego Pug Rescue authorized me to pull this mix. I headed to the shelter – very nervous. I had no plan for this dog – no idea if I could get him adopted. We picked him up and the shelter was very nice and helpful but my heart broke looking at all the homeless doggies and kitties there. How could I choose this one dog knowing that others would be killed later that day.
My husband and I drove him to a local vet and boarded him there. Then Amy, a dog rescuer from Las Vegas, drove up a week later and transported him to Vegas. He was very scared, a senior, and even snapped at her. The vet said he was deaf and just startled. Pluto found a loving home and has two canine siblings.