In 2011, nervous young Pete, a black and white beauty, arrived at the shelter. Unsure of himself and anxious out in the world, he was looking for someone to show him the ropes. Enter volunteer favorite Carla, a confident, happy low-riding gal whose dance card was full of doggie friends but took a special shine to Pete. Once Pete met Carla, his life changed for the better, with tandem walks and play time to build his confidence. And once both of them met Todd Parr, it was a triple match made in heaven!
Todd was mourning the recent loss of his elder bull Bully. He visited the shelter several times looking for a new dog to love. When he spent time with Pete and Carla (now renamed Tater Tot!), he knew he’d found the ones. In fact, Todd was so pleased with his two BACS dogs that he adopted a third in 2014! Named Jeremy in the shelter, Jerry was also an anxious young fellow, sweet with other dogs but a bit nervous. Now at home with Pete and Tater Tot, Jerry has settled down into the loving companion he was born to be.
Todd reports that his favorite thing about his BACS pack is “the love and affection they offer. Tater walks on the tables and desks, Pete is pretty low key and lets you know when he is ready for some affection from you. Jerry is full of love and it doesn't matter if you've left the house for 10 minutes or 5 days; welcome backs take at least 20 minutes from him.” The trio enjoy the good dog’s life of long walks, naps, car rides, treat time, and Face Timing with Todd when he’s traveling. And Todd has memorialized his dogs in his amazing illustrated children’s books!