On September 30th a friend and I went into the shelter, we were initially there to just look and for me to see if the shelter knew of anyone having pit bull puppies. I wanted a pit bull so bad and I had done my research and had been around them. We went back and looked at all the dogs. the first one I saw was this red heeler male named Jordan, I was raised on a ranch & I am a barrel racer so a heeler or aussie would always be a dog I would look at, but I saw a bridle pit bull female and a blue pit bull female that I wanted to see but once they brought Jordan into me, I couldn’t leave him there, he had my heart already. Now me getting a dog at this point in my life wasn’t something I had just woke up that day and decided on, for me I had thought long and hard about it because months earlier my puppy died unexpectedly, when I moved to Texas my horse had to be put down and then when I was working in Oklahoma I lost pretty much everything in a F5 tornado, so a lot had happened, there was a lot of heartbreak especially for only being 19 and I needed to know I was emotionally and financially ready for a dog. Jordan aka Ziggy ( he’s named after Ziggy Marley because he always has a smile on his face & my Ziggy is always happy) has made my life so much better, he’s helped me heal, he’s there when I cry with this look in his eyes like everything is going to be ok, he’s not just a dog to me he’s my baby and him being a shelter dog I knew I was taking a dog who needed love to, he saved me and I saved him. Ziggy is the friendliest red heeler me or my friends and family have seen, he loves my niece Anna Marie and lets her crawl all over him, he is a cuddler and loves to sleep with me. I couldn’t have asked for a better dog. I believe God lead me to him that day and I wouldn’t give him up for nothing.
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NOW when you call Stafford Animal Shelter Development Director Kris King’s direct line 406/222-1313 you will hear the voice of Peabody Award winning National Public Radio newscaster Carl Kassel, a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame. You may recognize his stentorian voice from his three decades announcing the news on Morning Edition or his work in the past three years on the newsquiz Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me. The prize for winners of the quiz, including the Shelter’s own Kris King, is his voice on their answering machine. Read Liz Kearney’s front page Livingston Enterprise story on the subject WaitWaitCoverStory. To hear the story about the oddest stray brought in to the Shelter recently, visit the October 8th archive and listen to the limericks section: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=141168124&m=141168111
We adopted a pit bull/akita mix from Stafford and are really happy that we found her. She is a great addition to our family and is proving to be a very loyal companion. She was in the shelter for several months, happy to give her a permanent home.
Submitted by: Kara
Our family has adopted a great dog. He is now a part of our family and great companion
Submitted by: Scott