Jefferson, Alabama

 

He came here in November of last year as just a puppy with two others.  They were as wild as could be.  One of the little ones got hit by a truck, and a couple came down a little while after and took the other puppy to the humane society down the way to get put down.  But we decided to keep this one.  When the guys at the fire department saw him, they wanted to have him for their fire dog.  But we took we were like, ‘no, he’s no Dalmatian.  Dalmatians are fire dogs.  This here is our store dog.’  And so that has been his name since, ‘Store Dog.’  It took us a while but eventually he started coming up to us a little bit.  And after a little while he started prancing around here like he owned the place.  He’s a little celebrity. Everyone here in this community just love this dog.  Some will stop by just to pet him or to bring him over some extra food. Actually, earlier this year as a fundraiser for the humane society, we made t-shirts with his picture on them.  They just flew off the shelves.  We actually don’t have any left right now.  Yeah.  That’s Store Dog for you.

*Canines* of the Underground Railroad Episode 2: “He came here in November of last year as just a puppy with two others. They were as wild as could be. One of the little ones got hit by a truck, and some people came down a little while after and took the other puppy to the humane society to get put down. But we decided to keep this one. When the guys at the fire department saw him, they wanted to have him for their fire dog. But we were like, ‘No, he’s no Dalmatian. Dalmatians are fire dogs. This here is our store dog.’ And so that has been his name since, ‘Store Dog.’ It took some coaxing but eventually he started coming up to us a little bit. And after a little while he started prancing around here like he owned the place. He’s a little celebrity. Everyone here in this community just loves this dog. Some will stop by only to pet him or to bring him some extra food. Actually, earlier this year as a fundraiser for the humane society, we made t-shirts with his picture on them. They just flew off the shelves. We don’t have any left right now. Yeah. That’s Store Dog for you.”

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