Martini's Story

One hot summer day a few months after our beloved bordercollie Dixie passed away, we were just devastated. We didn't want another dog; it didn't even cross our minds! So my dad and I were driving home one day when he asked if I wanted to look at the dog pound just to go see all the pups and whatnot. Me being a 15 year old girl I was like yes because what hound teenager doesn't like dogs and puppies! So we pulled up to San Antonio animal care services. We went in and saw some cute puppies here and there some good looking pooches along the way too but we just didnt see any that we both wanted. I mean we weren't planning on getting a dog but there were no dogs standing out to us. The hot day in may was starting to make us want to go home. We were heading to the front entrance when we saw this line of dogs in kennels in the hot sun. They were all on death row and were all barking and crying like crazy. We saw a beautiful little red doberman puppy and he just won our hearts. We were already ready to sign his papers making us the new owners but my dad saw a small pup about 20 pounds laying down in her kennel and not crying or barking like the other dogs. My dad took one look at her and she took one look at him. He was deadset on this one instead and the lady trying to sell these dogs in the like of kennels said you can have her for twenty dollars I just don't want such a hound puppy to be put down for no reason tears building in her eyes. So for twenty dollars we had this little six month old two time foster return abused six month old catahoula mix puppy. The first month or two was rough! She hated men hated my dad (she wouldn't let him pet her) hated other dogs and just about everyone else. So two and a half years later she is the best guard dog (better then ones with training!!!!) And loving with my parents and I. She never got over her hatred of dogs and other people but all that matters is she's good to us and loves us as much as we love her. If you're on the fence about adopting please do! They won't end up sick because they get all their vaccinations and a clean bill if health before they get to go home. Let me tell you! There's nothing more satisfying then knowing that you saved a life and its a little bit of work but trust me the way they love you and would give their life for you makes you extremely happy and proud of yourself for adopting from a shelter. Thanks for reading!

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