A local family from Deer Park Texas found themselves with a new addition to their household: Herbie, a seven-week-old Pit Bull mix puppy.
Before Herbie, the Q Family had another dog named Buster who was recently put to sleep. Soon after, their other dog, Tamara, seemed to be depressed and missing her former housemate, so they decided to search out a new partner for her.
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A search on the Deer Park Animal Shelter’s Facebook page led them to Herbie’s picture, where they read his story of being malnourished.
This is Herbie. He is a Pit Bull mix. He came to us almost starved to death. He is very shy and needs a special person to take their time with him. We have worked hard to get him to gain weight but he is still thin. I love his little heart nose.
A quick drive to the shelter the next day resulted in them taking ownership of Herbie. Once in his new house, Herbie and Tamara hit it off, leading to eventual end of Tamara’s sadness.
“We love this little puppy,” the new dog mom said. “He has brought so much joy to my husband and I and our older dog Tamara. Thank you Deer Park Animal Shelter!”
According to a local volunteer with the Deer Park Animal Shelter, Herbie – like many other animals received at the shelter – was in pretty bad shape when he arrived, but he was checked over and given time to get his strength back before being adopted by the Q family.
“Animals that are adopted from the shelter all come from different environments prior to their adoption, which is a consideration new pet owners should consider prior to adoption,” she said. “We are very grateful that the Q Family home was a good fit for both Herbie and their previous dog.”
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