The National Adopt-A-Dog-Month celebration continues! We’d like to start today’s post with a birthday wish….
HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY to HANK!!!
Hank, formerly known as Tom Hanks, was adopted on April 25th, 2012, by Patrick (pictured with Hank, below).
Hank was brought to the Animal Rescue League of Boston as a puppy, because his original owner couldn’t provide him with the love he needed and thought it would be best to surrender him to the League, so that Hank could have a better life. Now, after six months with his new owner, Hank is definitely living the life. Pit bull dogs and pit-mix dogs tend to stay at our shelter the longest of any breed and so we are always particularly thrilled when they find a good home.
When we asked Patrick how Hank has changed his life, here’s what he had to say, “‘we saved each other. Hank came into my life during a move on my own in the city. His companionship and loyalty made the move effortless and Hank and I quickly fell in love. Having Hank in my life really grounded me, it made me get on a schedule and grow up a bit more. Lastly, having a 60 lb pit mix puppy in a studio apartment teaches you a lot of patience!”
When Hank arrived at the League he was still a puppy, and according to Patrick, he has grown up a lot since his adoption, but he’s still full of energy and loves to cuddle. As you can see from his picture, Hank has adapted to Patrick’s city lifestyle and has become a total city dog. Some of Hank’s favorite activities include fetch at the park (but only with basketballs and soccer balls), riding the T into the city, and morning walks.
Here’s what Patrick had to say about his adoption experience with the ARL of Boston.
“I really want to thank the staff for all of the hard and amazing work they do! I know many different hands and many milk bones made Hank into the handsome boy he is today. He was well trained from the day we left the shelter, and it is apparent how much each member of the team at the ARL of Boston had something to do with that. I get stopped every day on the street to be told what a beautiful and great dog Hank is, and I am so happy to have him in my life.”
We want to thank you, Patrick, for giving Hank such a good home and for making him a priority in your life.
From all of us here at the League, Happy Birthday Hank, and here’s to many, many more!