Go Get ‘Em, Tiger
It looked like Tiger, a spunky brindle Pit mix with severe arthritis, wouldn’t find a home by his seventh birthday. Tiger had come to the ASPCA in 2009 after Humane Law Enforcement Agents rescued him from neglect, and he’d been waiting for a family ever since.
But his difficult life didn’t dampen his effervescent personality or passion for people, and he spent his time with us learning commands beyond the basics, getting featured as Pet of the Week twice, and earning a special place in the heart of every staffer who met him. He even won the 2009 Talent Show!
Meanwhile, ASPCA volunteer Marc Ragovin was coping with the loss of his own brindle Pit, Samson, who had passed away a year before. But Tiger’s special needs "made me want to pay him some extra attention,” says Ragovin, and after a few months of walking and playing with Tiger, Ragovin felt that he’d forged a bond with the friendly pooch.
So just before Tiger reached his two-year anniversary at the ASPCA, Ragovin adopted the lucky dog and brought him home—just a few blocks from our Adoption Center. Tiger’s new life affords him lots of affection and games of fetch. And his location means he can pop in and visit his friends at the Adoption Center.
“When I walk him past the ASPCA, he’s stopped and gone toward the door, and I have to tell him he doesn’t live there anymore,” says Ragovin. “I guess he has good memories.”
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