Dear Connor,

Connor

You are the weirdest little guy I’ve come to know. When someone posted your picture on Facebook to ask for help catching you, I fell in LOVE and knew I needed to make it my mission to get you safe. Why anyone would dump you I’ll never understand. After about 2 weeks of trying to be your friend, you finally went into our trap for a piece of chicken! I literally screamed at work when I got the text that they had trapped you. I was so excited to go meet you at the vet after work. You were so scared and shut down. You were confused, I am sure, and also probably worried about Foxy who was still out there. We got you neutered and bathed and I brought you home. I let you have your space. After three days you finally let me pet you. I felt so special to have gained your trust–and after that you grew more and more confident! You learned the doggie door so quickly. I would watch you outside sun bathing and I was just so happy to know you were safe. You are special, and geez, you are so incredibly cute. I just knew that if we were patient enough, the perfect family would come along and adopt you. Lucky for us, my sister met your new mom. I am so grateful to them for taking a chance on you. Thank you, Connor, for letting them into your heart. I know you have it in you to make new friends each and every day. Please behave. Your new family loves you. Try not to drive everyone mad with your squeaky toys. I’ll always remember how you knead your toys like dough to make them squeak. Gosh you are so strange.

I love you,
Sam

Breed: Terrier

Dear Captain Ahab,

You have been such a light in my life, one that I never could have anticipated. I’ve never been a dog person, and when your other mommy told me she wanted to get you, I only said okay because I love her so much. From the day we brought you home, you have brought us so much joy. From the way you were obsessed with our undies for the first 3 months of your life, to the many wonderful tricks you have so quickly learned, you’re always making us laugh. I love nothing more than watching you and the cat roll around on the floor, or tear through the house like you’ve lost your minds. I buy you more stuff than any mother on earth, you’re spoiled stupid rotten. I can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with you. You are such a wonder. I love you bubba.
Breed: Chihuahua-Terrier

Dear Otis,

Otis

Your dad and I loved you before we even met you. We were missing something in our lives – something small, furry, and four-legged. We spent months researching breeds, watching dog videos, admiring others’ pups, and checking local shelter pages. And then one day I saw you – listed on an adoption site. The family that had you also had your mom, dad, and brother, and thought that you weren’t getting the attention you needed. I fell in love with the picture posted of you  - you were smiling from ear to ear, in a way that was cartoon-like. We called about you, asked some questions, and then immediately came out to see you. It was love at first sight. You were being shy, but we could tell that you were sweet and well behaved, and you were just so beautiful! We couldn’t take you home that day, but we came to pick you up about a week later. And from then on, we developed an unbreakable bond with you. I can’t imagine a day where I don’t wake up to your smiling face, hear your silly snorts, or receive your slobbery kisses. I would be so lonely without you following me from room to room, or snuggling up with me every time I sit on the couch or bed! You are so funny, so smart, so handsome and so sweet. You are my best friend and the love of my life!

-Mamoo and Dadoo

Breed: Boston Terrier/Pug