Rooting for the underdog

Tatters had more than 3 strikes against him. But not everyone thought so.

Tatters the dogBeginning kidney failure. A trick knee that unpredictably and oddly lifts when he walks. Cataracts in not one, but both eyes. And...an underbite.

Tatters wasn't the dog for everyone. But fortunately at HSHV, he could get the chance to find a perfect someone.

He'd been wandering around Plymouth, and brought to HSHV by a kind woman at the end of January. Weighing fewer than 8 pounds and unable to see, one wonders how Tatters survived life on the street. But that question was soon answered.

"TATTERS WAS SUPER," wrote a volunteer who'd taken him off-site for a break from the shelter. "All around awesome." 

One of the most charming dogs we've seen, the 14-year old Chihuahua loved to be petted and held. Yet, he wasn't needy. He was energetic and playful, yet calm and mild mannered. The perfect personality, medical issues withstanding. 

On the final day of February, a couple wandered into HSHV looking for a pup. They were used to animals with special needs. And Tatters struck gold.

 

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