After 10 years of saying “I don’t want a dog”, I finally caved into my husband and started looking at adoptables online. I saw a photo of an Australian Shepherd online one day and said THAT’s the dog I want! In browsing, I saw a sweet Aussie mix – who happened to be a tripod. His was name was Benji and I fell in love with his sweet face instantly. My gut just said he needed to be a part of our family. JR’s was having an adoption event the very next weekend (a short hour drive away) and we were able to meet Benji. I was so nervous during the process, wondering if someone else was going swoop him up into their hearts & home before us.

I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect furever friend, he’s my very first dog (grew up with only cats). Now affectionately named Walter, he & I are attached at the hip and we’re BFF’s. I can’t imagine life without him by my side, hopping along with me wherever I go (literally). Thank you, JR’s, the fosters and to all who had a hand in helping Walter come so far.