Jenny and Muggsy from Local rescue group


Human: Jenny

Canine: Muggsy

Location: Local rescue group

Type: Mutt

Our Story:

We had recently lost our 13 year old Golden and 14 and a half year old

English Mastiff, so my husband’s office launched a campaign to find him

another dog. Knowing that we had 2 other rescue dogs and were big

supporters of rescue organizations, they pulled up several candidates

. While reviewing them I came across Muggsy.

He had been removed from a bad home by the Humane Society. Because he

had been beaten up and bitten by other dogs in the home, he was deemed

unfit for adoption and was set to be euthanized.

A local rescue organization took him and fostered him until he healed

from the bites and from being neutered. He was calm but wary of dogs he

didn’t know. We saw him on the website and fell in love immediately.

Luckily, we were the first to call.

His first look at our Rottie sent him yelping and hiding between my

ankles. But, we are happy to report that they now live happily

together. Our elderly Westie with failing eyesight is learning to

follow him outside. Muggsy’s biggest lesson now is learning that it’s

OK to play tug-of-war with the Golden next door, but Rotties don’t play

that game. At 5 months, he still has time to learn to trust other dogs,

and his natural sweetness and cuddliness will prevail. He’s a keeper!