Tyler- From Injured and Skinny to Near Perfect

When I was looking for a dog, I really was not quite sure if I would be ready or not to get another dog, since I had to put my dog to sleep five months prior. But one Friday afternoon, I pulled up your website and I saw this sad looking puppy asking for a foster so this dog could heal in a home rather than a High Kill Shelter. Tyler had two dog bites on him that had gone down to the bone of his hips and shoulders and he was so thin and frail looking it just broke my HEART. I knew right then, that I HAD to have him.

TylerI filled out the adoption papers that evening and emailed the volunteer listed on the site, which was Kim Webster. She wrote me back that evening and told me that he was in WV and believed he was in foster care there, but would let me know. A couple days later, she told me that the foster lady might want to keep him due to his sweet disposition, but then a couple days later she called me and told me he was ready. HT came to my home to check things out and spoke with us, let us know when he would be here. I was so excited, I showed my family his pictures (the bad ones) and my Mom was stunned to why I wanted a dog that looked so badly, I told her that was more reason for me to get him.

thumb_Tyler_OldSo…from WV to Hagerstown to Arlington he traveled by van, and we picked him up at 2:30 that day. Kim Webster was great with us, there were so many dogs coming in that day, it was a mad house, but there standing very quietly and oh so SKINNY was my little guy Tyler! He just walked around on his little leash quietly not really knowing what was going on.

We drove him home and he nuzzled up to me and slept the way home. Our adjustment was really easy with him- he never once gave us any kind of problem, he’s been a true joy, one of the sweetest dogs we’ve had and almost close to PERFECT! Now my Mom (known as Grandma) to Tyler thinks he’s the most BEAUTIFUL dog she’s ever seen, she tells us all the time “YOU PICKED A GOOD ONE” ha! Which ! makes me smile. I beleived in this little guy from the get go! :o) HT is an amazing rescue and all the people who donate their time and efforts for these animals are AMAZING!

-Teresa, Woodbridge, VA

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