|My husband and I adopted Hank from the Brevard Humane Society (he was Sawyer at the time) in late 2014 when we were stationed in the Coast Guard. At the time it was just us, and Hank. When we got him, we gave him a lil’ bit of hamburger to share our love.
Since then, we’ve moved from Florida, to Oregon, to Idaho, went back to college, got another dog, brought home 2 babies, one was a NICU baby and we even stayed out of state with our son for months. Our dogs stayed at our parents, our friends, whoever would take them while we were gone.
Hank was my buddy through 10 surgeries following that NICU baby. We moved to a farm on 20 acres in Idaho a few years ago, and my terminally ill mother moved in with us, and Hank slept by her and was gentle to her till she died. Now, he comforts my dad daily.
Hank has been to several National Parks, been snuck into hotels, hunting camps, and even snuck hot dogs off the table at family reunions. He is so gentle and licks little toddlers who try to pull his ears and fall on him. Last night ran coyotes off our chickens and goats!
I feel like working in an animal shelter would be hard sometimes… Dogs coming back, animals passing away and humans being unfair…So we just wanted to share that Hank is so loved, all these years later! I recently realized he’s getting old, and he’s soon getting a little pup to pass all of his great traits on too. I wanted to thank you for him. He’s a stubborn, ornery, old man sometimes, but he’s gotten us through more then we could have predicted! Thanks for all you guys do!”
– Katie Goss