Almost two full years ago, my boyfriend Nick and I drove over an hour to the Cuyahoga County Animal Shelter because they were having an event to promote animal adoption. We knew we wanted a dog in the future, but we were just browsing with open minds when we visited the shelter that beautiful Sunday afternoon!
After walking aimlessly up and down the rows of kennels, we came across this really oversized, sad, two year old pup. He had no information on his kennel, so we went up to the desk to ask about him. Turns out, he was just recently returned to the shelter due to issues he was having with his adoptive family’s other animals. We asked if we could see him privately in a play room… We filled out some paper work and questionnaires and made our way back to see “Agave”. As we waited, we heard this bear sized dog’s nails skating across the cement floor, pulling the volunteer to see us. That sad dog laying in the kennel was now a happy, crazy ball of energy! All 80lbs jumped right up into Nick’s arms and we knew we had to adopt him that day!
Koda before he got on his new food regimen! Over 80lbs!
Koda as of March 4th, 2018!
He can still be crazy and energetic at times, but totally worth adopting! I would advise anyone searching for a pet to adopt. You are truly saving their lives. It was the best feeling walking out of that shelter, putting him in the back of our car, and watching him sleep the whole drive to his new home! The experience of showing him all of his new surroundings took a little while for him to adjust to, including his new name “Koda”. We love him so much!
Enjoy some pictures of our Kodabear 🖤 and remember to adopt!
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