The history: A little terrier was dumped at a Los Angeles shelter covered in dead ticks and matted hair .. with his eye hanging out. He was scheduled to be euthanized. Besides the obvious, the shelter said he was old, had dental disease and a hernia. He wasn’t available for adoption, but instead, he was closed in the back room of the shelter – the place where many of the “medical dogs” wait before being euthanized (fortunately, they did remove his eye). So almost nobody even knew about this sad little dog. I receive a euthanize list via email daily from the shelter – this is something that is hard to look at and I often will delete instead of opening. But for some reason (on June 11th) I opened the email and was compelled to contact that shelter and inquire about this little one-eyed dog who I named “Oliver”.
Fast forward: Some things happen for a reason and that clearly is the case in the story of Oliver and Franklin. Frankin is a little black terrier who already lived in a loving home, but lost his furry brother more than a year ago. He was lonely and would no longer play with his toys. I was talking to his mom, Nancy, one day and she mentioned she was looking for a companion for Franklin. Of course, Oliver came to my mind! On that exact day, Oliver would arrive at Harley’s House of Hope in Colorado. Things moved fast, Oliver had surgery and over the next couple weeks, he transitioned into this new home and life. Oliver immediately fell in love with his new family, but nobody is happier than Franklin, who, by the way, started playing with toys again (and graciously shares with Oliver)!
Dan and I continue to receive the most heartwarming updates about these inseparable little boys! We cannot describe in words how grateful we are to Nancy and Franklin for allowing Oliver into their home and hearts.
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