I have always had a love for animals! They are such wonderful creatures that make life interesting! I love all animals, but my true joys are dogs. They will always love you despite what kind of mood you are in. After a long day of work and running errands, coming home to their smiling faces and wagging tails always seems to perk me up! They are always so happy to see you, whether you’ve been gone an hour or five hours. No one will ever love you unconditionally like a dog will! They truly are man’s best friend!

Seven years ago, I got this little Chihuahua named Lucky! I’ve had pets before but this was my very first pet while living on my own. I adopted him from the Humane Society in Nevada when he was 3 years old. He was my little special needs puppy. He had gotten bit on the head by another dog prior to me adopting him. The Humane Society took very good care of him and nursed him back to health. After reading his story and finding out what happened to him, I instantly fell in love and knew he was mine. I went to meet him and he cried when we first met. He was scared to say the least. Even still, I took him home anyway. He needed ointment for his eyes because he couldn’t close one of them all the way due to his injury. They told me he would need those for the rest of his life. That lasted for just a few months. He can close his eyes just fine now and he is such a super happy puppy. I think he just needed some TLC and someone to count on. I’m so lucky to have him in my life!

My husband and I started dating about 5 months after I got Lucky. He got a brand new puppy at the time named Guinness. He is a Pit-Hound mix. He is the sweetest guy. He is my protector, even though he’s scared of thunder, fireworks, and the “change the battery” beep from the smoke alarm. He is so wonderful to walk with. So peaceful, and stays by my side. He’s also our problem child, so much in that he eats everything. He eats poop, dog bowls, dog beds, the plastic mat in the kennel, you name it. We feed them everyday and always make sure they have water. They also get treats just about every day. So I’m not quite sure what is so appealing about the inedible things he eats. Regardless, he is so full of love that we wouldn’t have him any other way!

After my husband and I had been together for 2 years, he decided he wanted another big dog. Hmmm, okay. We both talk to each other about things before deciding on them, but nine times out of ten, we both get what we want. In this instance, we both were onboard. I would have all the animals in the world if I could, so adding another dog to our family was a given. He found our German Shorthaired Pointer named Hunter. He was 8 months old when we got him. My husband got him from another family who couldn’t keep him any longer because of his hyper energy and they were bringing a new baby into the world. We gladly took him in. He is so sweet and loves pointing at birds. He walks me more than I walk him. He is so cuddly and just a joy to be around.

After about 6 months with Hunter, we brought in our little girl Chihuahua named Honey. You see, even though all of the dogs got along great, Hunter and Guinness were playing together all the time and Lucky started to get left out. So then I decided we needed another small dog for Lucky to play with. So my husband and I went to the ASPCA and met “Audrey Hepburn”, later named Honey. She was our little clearance puppy. She had been there for so long because she wasn’t very friendly, however she was with us. They thought we had met with her before because she allowed me to pick her up and hold her. I immediately took her home. She picked me! Now that little bitty 7 pound girl runs the roost. She controls  all of her brothers, even our biggest 70 pound boy Hunter. It’s so cute to watch them play. She’s the smallest and the only girl, and she is so wonderfully sweet. She has her daddy wrapped around her little paw, but she’s definitely a mama’s girl!

Our dogs are our kids! They mean the world to us and are completely spoiled rotten. They bring us so much joy and craziness, and we wouldn’t have them any other way! Please welcome our babies!