OTIS’S MOM WRITES:
I didn’t want another dog. My older Lab, Moxie, passed away in August 2021, and I was shattered. She was my heart dog. Her younger brother Milo, now 13-1/2 years old, was a very, very close second. I figured that I’d shower my sweet, old boy with all of my love and attention during the rest of his journey, and that would be it for me and dogs. And then I saw Otis’s face and fell instantly in love. I don’t know what brought me to Petfinder that day, but I knew that I had to have him. I applied immediately, not expecting to hear back. I was sure someone had already snapped him up, but figured that the rescue, Big Dog Rescue Project, would at least have my application on file for the future. And then I received a call from one of BDRP’s amazing and heroic volunteers who told me that Otis (fka Redbud) was mine. BDRP rescues mainly large breed dogs from high-kill shelters in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and sends them to the Northeast (more info here: Big Dog Rescue Project). Otis was actually an owner surrender. A guy drove up with him in his truck, dropped him off, and drove away. I’ll never understand why, but I don’t know the person’s circumstances. I’m just so grateful that Otis found his way to me. He’s the sweetest, silliest, most playful boy (with just the right amount of naughty) who loves every human and dog that he meets. He just wants to love and be loved. And, boy, did he find the right home for that! He’s already received love enough for a million lifetimes and we’re just getting started. I’ll never replace Moxie, of course, but my heart and my life are so much fuller because of this big, red dog, and I’m so very grateful.
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