Our house has always been a house with dogs and ones I brought into our lives. A couple of years ago my husband called. His work had taken him to a municipal building for a meeting and happened to have the local “dog pound” next door. He held the phone out to make sure I could hear the dog that was “not barking or howling but clearly sobbing”. Waldo the unruly rejected Golden Retriever came into our lives. Years later Waldo has become a special member of our family &  cherished neighborhood greeter. I can’t tell if he follows our grandchilden or they follow him, but they are inseparable.  Waldo is one of the best gifts we have been given.

— CJ from St. Charles, IL