Once upon a time, there was a boy with a dream - to grow up and have a dog, but not just any dog, he wanted a Rottweiler! He wanted a dog so badly that he even chose a name for him - "Chubbs".
The boy grew up and met the person who eventually became his beautiful wife. Then they both shared the boy's dream. Waiting for their dream to come true, they got a stuffed Rottie and they named it "Mr. Chubbs."
Then one day, the boy - now a young man - saw a picture of his dream Rottweiler on our web site. He and his wife contacted GGARR, filled out the Adoption Application and went to meet this dog, who was known then as "Thor" (Thor was rescued by two volunteers from Pasco County Animal Services back in June 2013).
They fell in love with Thor and adopted him. He was the perfect dog. Thor, who of course became named "Chubbs", helped so many people change their opinion about Rottweilers! This couple took him everywhere, restaurants, on vacation and they even snuck him into hotels he wasn't allowed at :-). They were complete as a family.
Unfortunately, after 6 months of having him, Chubbs passed away due to cancer. Even though it was only a short time, Chubbs made a lasting impact on everyone he met!
The couple were devastated, but they were determined to honor Chubbs" memory by helping another Rottweiler in need. They waited and during the healing process, they got more involved with our Rescue. They helped GGARR in any way they possibly could.
Then one day, a MIRACLE happened. A 2 years old male Rottweiler was in trouble at Port St. Lucie Humane Society. He was an owner surrender who had kept him tied up in a backyard for a full year after the owners had a baby. His name was Goliath and he desperately needed to be rescued.
Donna Schuller, a Rottie lover and advocate, contacted Diana Alcazar, one of our Rescue Coordinators. Grace and I learned about Goliath and his Rescue was approved. Goliath came to Mueller Animal Hospital - and he was Heart Worm positive and needed a treatment. While he was being treated, the couple wanted to meet him, because he looked so much like their beloved Chubbs, with just one difference, Chubbs had a "factory tail" but Goliath does not.
A meet and greet was set up and the couple fell in love with Goliath. I saw that in their faces. Goliath was a sweet and beautiful boy and just wanted to be loved.
Today my friends was Goliath's day (May 31, 2014)! His new Mom and Dad patiently waited for him to be ready.
Jennifer and Eric went to Mueller this morning with Eric's father and took Goliath home. They re-named him Homer.
It is a long story dear friends, but I wish you would have been at Mueller today.
This adoption touched my heart and I wanted to share with you all.
Homer learning to play with toys!