This week’s J.R. Dunn Jewelers’ “Diamond in the Ruff,” Pinto, is one half of a dynamic duo. But, in order to get to know Pinto, you must first learn about his best friend Melove.

Scared and skittish Melove (ID 566716) arrived in December of 2016 (that’s right… over a year ago!), and she was so scared at the shelter that she was almost immediately sent to a foster home. After months of patience and care, Melove finally came around to trust her foster family, but she still did not like to play or be petted. When potential adopters would come to visit her, she cowered, trembled and wouldn’t take treats from them.

Because of her fear of humans, prospects of finding her forever family were not looking great for Melove… but then Pinto came into her life.

JR Dunn 2018 Melove and Pinto

Pinto is a 3-year-old Harrier mix that is just as sweet and calm as can be. He is great with people of all ages, as well as dogs. The HSBC thought that using a gentle, calm dog as a role model to see what human/dog relationships should be like might help Melove … and it was a match made in heaven!

Melove and Pinto (ID 584516) became instant best friends. When Melove saw Pinto interacting with visitors without fear, she started approaching people, letting them pet her, and even taking treats from their hands! Although Melove still has anxiety around strangers, she’s made leaps and bounds with Pinto as her “therapy dog,” so we are finding them a home together.

Melove’s adoption fee has already been graciously sponsored by a patron. Now, thanks to JR Dunn Jewelers, Pinto’s adoption fee has been sponsored, too. So if you’re interested in a holiday bundle this holiday season, contact 954.989.3977 x 6 at HSBC for more information.

About the Humane Society of Broward County

The Humane Society of Broward County is a private, non-profit organization supported by donations from people and companies that want to make a difference for the animals in our community. The shelter is not affiliated with any local or national organization with a similar name and has only one location on Griffin Road in Fort Lauderdale.

About the J.R. Dunn Jewelers

Family-owned-and-operated J.R. Dunn Jewelers has been in business for more than 46 years. Specializing in diamonds, designer jewelry and fine Swiss timepieces. Two generations work side by side to bring the best in selection and customer service to South Florida at the 8,000-square-foot showroom in Lighthouse Point. A national and international clientele are served through J.R. Dunn Jewelers online. Visit for more information.

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