“It's Too Loud In Here!”



If dogs could speak and tell us why they ended up homeless in a shelter, this is what they’d say.


Taco would tell his story of losing his family when brought to the local shelter riddled with fleas and left unwanted. For reasons unknown, this terrified little boy ended up in a kennel at the shelter, so petrified that he had wedged himself under the cot-like bed in the corner of the kennel. Potential adopters would pass by, unaware of the dog trembling beneath the dog bed.


According to the ASPCA, 3.1 million dogs enter U.S. shelters each year. 


Taco came to Hard Knocks April 2019 and found his forever home in May of 2019.

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