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I was closing on my house in Ocala FL and had just bought a farm to fix up in a rural area. It was a hectic and stressful time. My partner and I found a ragged little dog running along our new road. He smelled terrible, his bones creaked and he looked more like a scrap of carpet. We took him right home!

Neighbors had seen this little guy running around for months, most likely thrown away by a cruel breeder. Because wild fires had created plenty of smoke, we named him Smokey Bear. He was gentle but shell shocked.

A trip to the groomers was in order, and the rescue who neutered him said he was about 8.

Two years later, Smokey Bear's personality has blossomed. He runs and yips alongside the two hound dogs. Smokey has filled out thanks to regular feeding, and love and Glucosomine have worked wonders. We still battle with his itchy skin daily. It is a joy to see him learn to be silly and play. He has a safe home, special people, and a dog pack now. Considering his rough life, he deserves the best we can give.

Robin Romaine
Fort White, FL

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