The Border Collie, who is now four years old, was abused as a child. Kong, the teenage dog, was at a shelter in Claremore, Oklahoma, at the time. He couldn’t be handled because he had a bad skin disease and a serious sunburn.
Border Collie Rescue and Rehab in Prosper, Texas, welcomed and rehabilitated Kong. On the Rescue website, he was known as # 387.
Curtis Hartsell, on the other hand, didn’t require a name to be smitten by the small white dog. With a broad smile and inquisitive eyes. “I immediately fell in love with her distinctive photo and the explanation they placed on the page when I examined her profile,” says the author. The Dodo spoke with Hartsell. “Her adoptive mother explained her irritability and demeanor. She thought we were a good match when I informed her about my past.” After many interviews and a house visit, Hartsell’s application was approved, and the two eventually met for the first time.
Hartsell came at ZIB’s foster home. and a friend captured a photo of the moment the lost dog was finally recovered.
“He has truly saved me, and there is nothing I would not do for him,” he stated. “Our lives now revolve around one another, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.”