Remember 10 year old Digger who was 'the least viewed dog' on his shelter's website? We are excited to announce he got ADOPTED!!! 🙌🏽 Digger is now named Theo. And this boy has been through a lot. The puppy breeding industry is terribly under-regulated and over-consumed. And, horrifically, it's at the expensive of living beings. 😰 Theo came from a breeder who allowed their "stock" of dogs to live in conditions so awful the facility was shut down. The short story is--Theo is the one who ultimately suffered. And he is not alone. We are so thankful to the @nationalmilldogrescue for bringing him to safety even when they knew he'd have many issues. And a BIG THANKS to Jacinda and her boyfriend for adopting Theo knowing he needs extra patience and love. They are amazing!! 💝
Jacinda wrote, "It has been 4 weeks since I brought Theo home! My heart broke when I saw your post about him and I promised myself I would not stop until I had him in my arms.
Theo was at a #puppymill and used for repeated #commercialbreeding. But what makes Theo's case sadder is that the conditions of the puppy mill were so abhorrent that the federal #DepartmentofAgriculture shut it down. It takes a lot for the DoA to intervene. Theo was then held for a while by the DoA until @nationalmilldogrescue picked him up. Fast forward a year and now he is with me! My boyfriend and I will never give him up. ☺️ The first week, Theo was very scared. When my boyfriend tried to pet him Theo would bite him. Now, he is better with my boyfriend but still extremely wary. He is still very skittish and afraid of men. He even runs away from me and, when I pet him, either stares at me, frozen, or rubs himself all over me with love. But he loves to #snuggle with both my boyfriend and me in bed. He is coming out of his shell little by little, but I can tell he still has a very long way to go.
Theo has honestly been a challenging handful, but my boyfriend and I love him so much. He has such a spunky playful personality and I can tell he knows he won't be trapped in a cage ever again. I hope that I get to deal with his stubborn but ultimately endearing personality for many, many years to come." ❤️ #adoptdontbreed