Success Stories

Happy endings

This is our favorite part: The happily ever after. We love to hear from people who have adopted Rocket Dogs and hear all about their new lives together. Here are just some of our success stories. Please email your Rocket Dog Rescue success story to rdrwebsite@gmail.com.

Timmy

  “Timmy is doing wonderful with his people, and is a very loved member of the family!”   …

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Chuck

“Just wanted to write you a quick update on Charles “Chuck” Yaeger. We adopted him about a month ago from Rocket Dog and …

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Jasper Jones

Jasper Jones is a volunteer favorite! We knew how special this boy was, and hoped he would find a home today! Then came …

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Mochi & Lobo

“I officially adopted my Rocket Dogs Mochi and Lobo today! I am a foster failure, but am so happy to have these one-eyed …

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Shelley

Shelley, the golden retriever mix got the best home! This sweetheart had a rough start on life, with collar burn around …

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Rosie & Carly

One year ago today, Rosie and Carly were adopted by the amazing Cochran Family at our Belmont adoption event! Thank you …

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Skeeter

“Two years ago, I brought this snausage home from Rocket Dog to FOSTER when I was going through a rough time.. and I sti …

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Jack

“We adopted our foster pup from Rocket Dog this weekend at the Adoptathon! Couldn’t be happier!”#happyendings -Jack Dunn …

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Sadie Jean

“Hi Rocket Dog Rescue, this is Sadie Jean (my new parents named me Arti) and I am loving my forever home! I get to go fo …

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Grover

“Grover is doing fabulous in his new home, and settled in nicely. He is the perfect puppy!” …

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Etta James

The wonderful Etta James is settling nicely in her new home! She is loved to pieces… …

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Prince

Hi Rocket Dog Team, Thank you for making our home a little bit warmer and our hearts ten times fuller. We signed the ado …

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Bingo

Hi Rocket Dog! I wanted to update you on the disproportionate dog we adopted from Rocket Dog in April 2013. Bingo was hi …

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Josephine

Up until Spring of this year, I’d been dreaming of adopting a dog, but kept thinking about all the reasons it wouldn’t w …

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Maggie

We had been wanting a dog for some time, but we also have two cats. So, we thought that fostering a dog would be a good …

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Louie

Just an update, Louie is wonderful of course. We had a personal lesson with a trainer, and he walks SO much better on a …

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Zippy

Zippy has been renamed Rocky. With his attitude it fits him to a tee. I was visiting San Francisco for two weeks. My bel …

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Clovis

He is doing great. Learns very fast. He has brought this house to life as it once was. So many of my friends have now co …

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Pony/Rey

Hello, all. I was sending this email to update you on Rey’s successful adoption. Rey has been renamed Pony. Ponyboy Curt …

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Bingo

Dear Friends: (Chaim) Bingo Green was adopted from Rocket Dog Rescue by our family on April 16, 2005. He had been abused …

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Bika

Lucky for us we had brunch on 24th Street when Rocket Dog Rescue was out with their “Doogies.” We hadn’t planned on gett …

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Luke

He’s doing great and we are really enjoying him. He gets his final shots next week and will then be able to mingle w/ ot …

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Mya

Hi there! Mya is doing great!! She’s very full of energy and driving all of us a little crazy at times, but we really lo …

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Joey Pickles

We’re totally in-love with him as you can tell… Thank you Rocket dog Rescue! Val & Andi …

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Quickly

Coffee is doing great. She was renamed “Mistress Quickly” after a character in Henry IV, parts 1 & 2. We call her “Q …

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William

My wife had been bugging me for a dog for about six years. She sent many, many pictures of different dogs via email, but …

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Joker

It has been about 7 months since Henry (once known as Joker) decided he wanted to live with us. It took Henry some time …

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Seamus

We are so pleased to have Seamus (formerly Harry) as a member of our family. Joe and I had been looking for a rescue dog …

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Steve

Steve (formally known as Jaws) came into our lives very unexpectedly…we were going to have breakfast on 24th Street and …

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Lex

LEX WILL BE IN OUR HEARTS FOREVER Hi Pali, It was good talking to you today. I wish it was under different circumstances …

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Lucy

You saved my life last year and now my life is a doggie dream come true! I am so happy right now and I wanted to say tha …

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MoonPie

MoonPie, formerly Muneco, stole our hearts the moment we saw him on the Rocket Dog website. We had concerns as he was 12 …

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Otto

Otto… AKA Bailey to us. He has been the best, happiest, most energetic dog since we took him home almost a year ago. We …

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Cody

Just wanted to drop you a note about Cody. He adjusts very well in his new home. Cody is a great dog, affectionate, play …

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Rodeo

I adopted Rodeo about a year ago from you guys and I just wanted to say thank you. He is the light of my life, he truly …

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Jolie (Avalon) and Mamie

Ok, so we were not very successful “foster” parents. We adopted the only 2 dogs we ever tried to foster! Jolie (Avalon) …

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Biscuit

We are so in love with our newest member of our family. This is Biscuit (formerly Teddy) after his grooming session..isn …

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Poppy

Last July on a beautiful Sunday morning, my partner, Bob and I were down in the Castro doing our usual grocery shopping, …

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Chica

Dear Pali and RDR folks, just wanted to send along a photo of the wonderful Chica dog (now becoming known as Dinah). She …

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Nellie

I adopted Nellie in January of 2006 and she is such a smart – sweet – exceptionally wonderful doggie! She graduated from …

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Little Girl (Sadie)

It all started 20 years ago…I was with my best friend in Mexico for 10 days and pseudo adopted a stray dog. We named him …

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Tallulah

I saw updates about other Rocket Dog pups on your web site so I thought I’d let you know how Tallulah (renamed from Vale …

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JoJo

We adopted “Charlet” now known as “JoJo”from Rocket Dog Rescue over 2 years ago in front of Zephyr Realty on 24th Street …

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Pepper

Pepper (formerly JoJo) has been such a good dog and great addition to our family. He has adjusted well to his new home a …

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Rocket

When my old Jack Russell Terrier, Rosie, died about a year ago, I decided that was it for dogs for me. How could any dog …

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Honey

We can’t express enough how thankful Franco and I are for having the opportunity to adopt Honey. It became apparent that …

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Nona

Dear Pali, First of all, I would like to thank you for providing us the opportunity to adopt Nona. She is truly a deligh …

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Sweetie

Just wanted to send you a pic to let you know that Lola (formerly named Sweetie) is doing well. She completed basic dogg …

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Bingo

My Bink (AKA “Bingo”) was relieved of his body on Friday, June 1 at 4:30 p.m. He was suffering with a worsening neurolog …

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Stinky

Stinky (formerly Timone) has been a great addition to my family. He drives me crazy, he makes me laugh. He sings along w …

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Hudson & Kristen

My name is Kristen Hopkins. My family and I adopted a puppy from you about 3 years ago. I (and I speak for my whole fami …

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Chai Bella and Billy Vito

Billy Vito (on the left with packs) and Chai Bella (right) were both adopted from Rocket Dog Rescue. Chai, a pit bull mi …

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Columbo

We’ve adopted Columbo (formerly named Mr. Pea body) 3 years ago, and Mochi (formerly named Black Betty) early this year. …

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Jesse

We met Jesse, a 2 ½ year old white malti-poo, 3 months ago; he was under-weight, nervous, and down-on-his luck. It’s har …

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Bo

Hey Rocket Dog Rescue, so i know its been some time but Cliff and I wanted to let you know how Bo is doing. He has defin …

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Bailey

To tell you the truth when we first got Bailey we really didn’t think it was going to work out. She was nothing like our …

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Max

We haven’t spoken to you in a while and we wanted to let you know how our little boy is doing. You know how hard it has …

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Rocco

We rescued Rocco from Rocket Dog Rescue in May 2007. At first we didn’t think that we were going to be able to keep him …

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Shelley

Hi Rocket Doggers, Just wanted to pass along a picture of Shelley I took when my mom came over to visit last weekend. Sh …

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Lady

Lady (left) with little brother Lucky, a fellow Rocket Dog. Lady “Red” Rogers has only been with me for three weeks but …

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Lucky

I feel lucky now! I have a permanent sanctuary home with a big sister Rocket Dog named Lady and a Dad to cuddle with. I’ …

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Carmella

We called Rocket Rescue to ask about a sweet faced girl named Carmella. According to the shelter Carmella was good with …

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Rudy

A few weeks after the second of my two beloved ancient Rottweiler mixes died last October, I began window shopping for a …

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Lucky

Dear Rocket Dog, I’m writing to send you an update on Lucky the little mix we adopted in September. We first met Lucky a …

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Fairin

It always ended the same… either the distance was too far, or her looks were too intimidating. Little did they know – th …

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Monty

He is doing excellent. His cast has come off, his leg is fine,and he has stopped going in the house, which is great for …

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Monkey

Three years ago my beloved Dalmatian, Jazz, passed away. He and I spent 11 years running, traveling, living, and loving …

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Poochie

Why did we keep Poochie? Of all the foster dogs we’ve had why him? 1st of all because he’s got hair like a Gremlin and h …

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Gabby

Hi Pali: I am writing with wonderful news…we would LOVE to formally adopt Gaby (the blind pit-bull girl). All has work …

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Sadie

We adopted Joan, Bob’s sister, on August 3rd and she is has been an absolute delight. She is very loving and playful aro …

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Hello Rocketdog Friends of Wall-E!

I have a couple photos attached. Wall-E (well, actually I am spelling it just Wally now) is doing great. He is such a sw …

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Ducky

We believe that Ducky “rescued” us. When we first saw Ducky’s picture on Craigslist, we thought “How cute is he!” At the …

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Jackson

Just a quick note to let you know how Jackson is doing. Today I took him to the Marin Human Society to be neutered. She …

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Chickie

I needed to say hello and let you know how I’m doing. I also wanted you to see how I look today. I am so happy and enjoy …

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Abi

Well, it’s been three months since we adopted Abi (fka Lucinda) from Rocket Dog, and she is doing wonderful. She was a t …

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Rocco

My family adopted Oli (now Rocco, 7 months old) on Nov 7th 2009, only 3 months after adopting our other puppy Oliver (6 …

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Astaire

My name was Zach but now it is Astaire. My folks noted that my markings resembled a tuxedo coat and pants so I was named …

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Smokey and Gus

Our family has always been dog lovers, but we also had cats and birds over the years that were also rescued and everyone …

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Chona

Ms. Patti aka Chona Petronila (her new name) settling in just fine! She is such a pleasure and joy to have around. She i …

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Otto

Otto (formerly known as “Lu”) has been loving his forever-home with us for almost a year now. He was around four or five …

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Kayode

Bismark’s name is now Kayode, which means “he brings joy.” And he sure does! I am absolutely in love and I can’t wait to …

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Austin

Austin is doing GREAT. Just over a month with us now, he has turned into a splendid boy with a lot of personality, and h …

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Koa

Koa is doing well on a leash, is doing well in the local dog park and she is very affectionate and likes living with us. …

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Kiko

Kiko has found his forever home with Krystle and Kalen who love him very much. See video of Kiko: http://www.youtube.com …

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Allie

Allie the bulldog and her new family! She just completed her dog training class with flying colors! Jim & Kirby …

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Trouble

Trouble is doing really well. He has a shiny coat now; he’s healthy, happy, and in great shape. He’s actually snoring ri …

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Koda

Koda ( fomerly Koby) is one of the dogs that almost got thrown away by our society of fair weather pet owners. Luckily, …

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Lorenzo

I want to give you an update on little Lorenzo, the ferocious tiny chihuahua with supermodel legs who I adopted from roc …

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Champ

Our search for a dog took us all over the Bay Area and the Web as well. When my wife emailed me a German Shorthaired Poi …

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Phoebe

Though our time with Phoebe was brief, it was long enough to know what a remarkable dog she was with the most amazing re …

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Charlie

Charlie just turned a year old last month! He is the absolute love of our lives, my favorite child of them all! He is pe …

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Taz

TAZ is the best dog ever!!!  I can not imagine a better dog.  He has become our fourth child and our 3 kids are fine wit …

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Oliver

I adopted Crocket, now Oliver, and he has turned out to be the most amazing dog.  He gets along beautifully with our oth …

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Maddy

Hi we adopted Janette in September of 2010 and we just wanted to give you an update.  We changed her name to Maddie beca …

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Pixie

We are so happy to have that little dog with us. We named her Pixie. She is very fast and playful (not mellow at all) wh …

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Molly

I had lost Buster, my pal of 12 years in December 2009. I started looking for a new companion about 3 months later and f …

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Snickers

Biscuit- now Snickers is doing great. He is so laid back and well behaved. He gets along very well with Fenton and is a …

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Lucy

Lucy is doing great! I love her so much and thank my lucky stars everyday that we found her! She has to be one of the fu …

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Copper & Bailey

Well, hello! My name’s Copper and I’m a good old southern hound mix. I was a stray dog that came from a shelter in Mader …

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Huck

Dear Rocket Dog, I met Huck at Stonestown on my way home from a vet visit for my cat, Nosey. I wasn’t looking for a dog. …

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Horatio

Horatio (formerly Barron) is a FABULOUS member of our family and all settled in, confident, well behaved, very waggly an …

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Hachiko

I thought I would drop you a line to let you know how much in love we are! We actually gave Jessy a new name, one that h …

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Rambler

Rambler is doing great, and has settled in quickly as part of the family. He enjoys being with his brother Renzo (the on …

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Sweet Jane

We want to thank you and Rocket Dog for encouraging us to adopt Sweet Jane.  It was the happiest decision I have ever ma …

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Petey

Just thought I would give you a quick update on Petey. :) He’s doing fantastic! He is connected at my hip! He absolutely …

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Tyson

I wanted to give you an update on Tyson, we adopted him from Rocket Dog in February of 2008.  He’s been a great addition …

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Max

I have been thinking about sending you an update on Max for a while but I kept forgetting.  I wanted to let you know how …

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Sparky

Everything is going GREAT with Sparky; I could not imagine life without him now. I take him over to my parents’ house at …

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Boogie

It’s been exactly two years since Boogie came to live with us (back then a 7 month-old pup known as “Rooney”) and as I l …

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Bella

Dear Rocket Dog Rescue, We adopted Bella (formerly Neko) last June 2011. My whole family is in love with this dog (even …

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Midge

“Two years ago today, an adorable seven-year-old called Midge (Midchi) picked me out of everyone else to be her guardian …

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Dumpling’s Road to Recovery

Dumpling came to Rocket Dog Rescue, as a 3 month old puppy from San Francisco Animal Care & Control. Dumpling was an …

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