If you attended the ASPCA and Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl Experience in Times Square last month, you may remember a four-month-old boxer/hound named Gambit. The lil’ linebacker spent most of his time at the football event winning hearts—until he was adopted straight off the field! In this week’s Happy Tail, we check on Gambit and his new dad, Dennis, to find out how the pup’s life has been since he left the sidelines behind.
For Gambit, life wasn’t always fun and games. He and his four siblings were born in Tennessee, in an area where dog adoptions are scarce. Knowing that they would have a better chance at finding homes in New York, their local shelter transferred the puppies to the ASPCA. They arrived in the city ready to hit the ground running, and that’s exactly what they did on Team “Puppy Bowl.”
Dennis was at The Puppy Bowl Experience, and though there were many dogs in the game, he was immediately drawn to Gambit. He says, “It was so exciting to go to the events and see Gambit play and interact with people, kids and the spotlight.” He and his wife agreed that the timing was perfect for an “interception,” and the puppy went home with them on the day of the big event.
In the weeks since his adoption, Gambit has loved being the star player in his new family. Dennis tells us that “he was almost completely trained within a week,” and that “he has been making fast friends throughout our neighborhood.” In fact, he is such a crowd-pleaser that he’s been nicknamed Mayor Gambito because he loves to say hello to everyone.
While the Puppy Bowl Experience was a touchdown for Gambit, we are also glad to announce that all of his siblings have since been adopted as well. After a rough start to life, these five super pups won the ultimate prize: a forever home.
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