Sometimes in life, those who have gone through a rough patch are looking for a new beginning and a clean slate. That is very true of our alum, named Slate, who was both homeless and in jail within his first year of life.
This highly educated puppy’s next trick was to find a home, which was also a success. A week after his adoption, his new human reported, “Slate has been a FANTASTIC addition to our home and he is adjusting very quickly. As a friend of ours said, we ‘hit the jackpot’ of dogs.”
A happy ending? Yes, but not quite the end. We were fortunate to hear from Slate’s family again, a year after his adoption. Described as “loved unconditionally, spoiled silly and very happy in his forever home,” Slate is a lucky guy. This Christmas, Santa stopped by with a stocking full of toys that he promptly took great pleasure in shredding.
Slate’s behavior continues to be stellar. He enjoys practicing commands and showing off his good-boy manners. He’s a love sponge, seeking attention and the company of his people, and has become an easygoing, loving and laid back part of the family. Slate recently met his canine cousins, and they became best friends. So adding a furry sibling to the family is now under consideration.
It’s clear that this dog is the darling of his humans, and this season has become their very special Valentine. “Slate has truly made our house a home, and we are so thankful for him everyday,” reports his mom. “He is so full of life and love!”