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Dillan the Helper
Friday, 29 January 2010

My husband and I adopted a German Shepherd/Lab Retriever Mix from Dog and Kitty City about a year and a half ago. You called him Terry and a picture and description is on your website in the list of adopted pets. Not sure if anyone would recall, but it took some time for the staff to be sure he would do well with us because we had 2 female chihuahuas who weren't so sure they wanted a big brother.


This note is to let you know how well Dillan is doing and what an amazing part of our life and family he has become. One of the chihuahuas (Gidget, who was the mother of the other chihuahua) is the most "alpha" female I've ever seen - Dillan always accepted her as the pack leader and once the the younger chihuahua, Angel, got used to him they became good friends. We recently lost Angel to a long illness she had battled. Gidget was so forlorn when her daughter died, but Dillan seemed to sense our horrible loss and began playing more with Gidget, let her eat his food, drink his water, play with his toys and even take over his bed if she felt like it. Gidget enjoys my husband's lap most, and Angel spent her time in my lap while Dillan usually laid at our feet. When we lost Angel, Dillan sensed the emptiness I felt and decided he could try to be a lap dog! He doesn't stay on my lap long, but does try to curl up there for awhile.


We are forever grateful that someone found Dillan and brought him to your shelter - he was found dragging a chain in the streets of Dallas and was painfully thin back then. He was with you for 6 weeks before we found him and if it had been another shelter, we know he wouldn't have lived that long.... Thank you for the love and kindness you gave Dillan until he joined our family. He is now a healthy, happy, well muscled boy. His eyes are always full of life and he is very playful and loving. He LOVES long walks and playing in the snow here in MN, but doesn't mind the heat when we're in Texas either. Dillan was meant to be a part of our family and we are eternally grateful that you cared for him and put his picture on your website for us to find. I've attached a picture that shows the joy in his face - joy that you made possible (almost looks like he's smiling I think!).


- Family: Cathie Jo and Robert


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