Pets can often be our greatest source of love and comfort. They are always there to offer a compassionate glance, a snuggle, or maybe even a kiss whenever we need it most. For Rita, Gunner gave her family exactly what they needed when they were going through a difficult time.

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It’s coming up on 5 years from when I came to the Humane Society of Broward with my boys. My sons and I were going through a tough time, and my instinct was to extend our family with more love… and that’s when we met Rusty.

He was about 9 months old and just a puddle of warmth, love and affection. My first experience when he came into the room was a huge lick that almost went down my throat! After two visits (having brought our cat to make sure we could be a blended family) we knew he was meant to be with us.

We called out different names, and when he looked at us sideways with one propped ear, we settled on Gunner. It took a little for him to realize he found his forever home, but once he did, all his fears and anxiety were gone.

Since then, Gunner is loved by all that meet him. Every single family and friend all say they would love to have Gunner and laugh at the fact that he can twerk!

Gunner is our friend, our family, and our defender. He is faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. I make sure ever yday that he knows how much I love him. We owe that to him to be worthy of his devotion. I cannot imagine my life without him.

Thank you soooooooooo much!
Rita T.

Shelter Success Story: Gunner

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