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In September 2012, my 15 year old golden retriever passed away. I had her since I was a child and was completely heart broken. My mother and I talked and we knew our house was too empty without a dog. We went down to our local animal shelter but unfortunately could not find any suiters. They either were pending adoption (yay) or did not like cats, which we own. We went to 4 different animal shelters that day. My mother was about to give up when I suggested we go to one more. We went to the dog area and at the very last cage sat a very calm Rottweiler mix looking up at us. We went up to the cage and he jumped his paws up and starting wagging his tail. The moment we took him outside and started to play with him we knew he was ours. They warned us that he had been previously abused and caged up and had not been properly socialized. He was deadly afraid of men and most outdoor sounds such as cars or even heavy wind. We adopted him that day and named him Guinness. It has been 9 months and he has become such an amazing part of our family. He still has many anxiety issues with strangers and loud noises. We are working towards that every day. He has though come a long way since then. Guinness helped me get over the loss of my previous dog and has filled my heart with so much love I didn't even know I could have. I am so thankful I had convinced my mom to stop at one more shelter before we went home.
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