When I, Josh, was in college years ago, I realized I needed a dog in my life. Having grown up with a dog, I missed the companionship and cuddles that a dog can give. I visited the local humane society, where I quickly met Dee-O-Gee. An employee at the shelter said he was given his name by one of his previous owners, a little girl who was so excited to have a dog that she would run throughout the house spelling dog… D-O-G. Unfortunately, Dee-O-Gee was a very energetic puppy and the girl’s parents feared he would grow too large and play too rough. He was surrendered to the shelter when he was about 6 months old.
When I visited the shelter, I saw Dee-O-Gee and fell in love. However, at the time I lived in a small apartment and was in classes most of the day, so I decided Dee-O-Gee had too much energy and was not the right dog for me.
The girl who lived in the apartment above me was a vet tech. The morning after I visited Dee-O-Gee, I received a phone call from the vet tech. She knew that I had been looking for a dog and said she currently had a dog from the shelter on the surgery table. Overnight, another dog at the shelter managed to get out of its kennel and into Dee-O-Gee’s. The two dogs fought and Dee-O-Gee was badly hurt and left with many puncture wounds and a broken leg.
I immediately went to the vet’s office to see the injured dog, not knowing it was Dee-O-Gee, the dog I almost took home the day before. When I arrived, the vet tech brought me into the surgery room to visit the dog. That’s when I saw who it was and realized I could have prevented this horrible accident by adopting him the day before. When asked if I could foster Dee-O-Gee as he healed, I of course said yes. Dee-O-Gee and I were inseparable after just a few short days, and I knew I wasn’t fostering Dee-O-Gee, I was adopting him. It was a long recovery, but it grew a one-of-a-kind relationship between us.
Dee-O-Gee even helped me find Jessica, the love of my life. Jessica and I met and she was so impressed by my close relationship with Dee-O-Gee that she never looked back.
Dee-O-Gee sadly passed away a few years ago, but he gave Jessica and I some of the happiest years of our lives. Though our family has grown with new furry companions, Dee-O-Gee will never be forgotten. With the name of this business, we honor his memory and all of the happy times he helped to create.