In late July, my mom came across a post on Facebook about an adoptable 8-year-old Rottweiler at Pasco County Animal Services named Bear. Without any hesitation, she brought up the conversation into our family group chat about adopting him. Even though it was an easy yes for my mom, simply because she’s wanted a Rottweiler for over 20 years, she knew that she’d have to get approval from not only me, but from my dad and sister.
My family is the definition of crazy animal people. I have a hedgehog, my parents have one dog, and my older sister has a cat and two dogs. We love animals to say the least and adding another pet to the mix wasn’t necessarily in the plan, but my mom couldn’t help but feel bad for Bear whose owner recently passed away.
After getting a yes from all three of us, my mom immediately called to try and book a meet and greet at the shelter, and to her surprise they told her she could come in on the same day. Without a doubt in her mind, she and my dad headed over to Pasco County Animal Services and, a few hours later, quickly fell in love with this gentle giant.
It’s been about two months since we first adopted Bear and he has been nothing but a great addition to our home. Despite a Rottweiler’s reputation, Bear is the sweetest, friendliest, and cuddliest dog you’ll probably ever meet. His age has nothing on him and he still acts like a puppy, constantly playing with our other senior dog and his endless supply of toys.
By Nicole Sanchez
Digital Content Assistant, The Laker/Lutz News
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