My husband and I adopted Turner (formerly Woody) in August 2008. After adopting a pit bull mix in August 2007, Kelsey, we knew we loved the breed. After submitting an application to NMAR, we arranged a meeting to potentially adopt another dog at the rescue. After meeting that dog, we concluded his personality probably wouldn’t mesh well with Kelsey’s. The kind ladies of NMAR then introduced me to the little man who would soon steal my heart.
Moments after meeting Turner, we knew he was the one we were meant to adopt. His demeanor was so easy-going, and when he wasn’t trying to fit his whole body into the little fish pond in the yard, he wanted nothing more but to sit in your lap. Not to mention, Kelsey loved him; something rare for her.
Adopting Turner has been one of the best decisions we have ever made. He brings smiles and laughter to anyone who meets him. He loves to swim in the pond, chase the tennis ball, and most importantly, snuggle after a long day. He is fiercely loyal and is eager to learn new things. Little by little, I began to learn that not only does Turner need me, but I need him. It’s amazing how much joy a little tan creature with four legs, crooked ears and smile, and a bark that sounds like a howl can bring to you day after day.