Emmett joined us in January 2022 after his owner passed away in the hospital and animal control officers went to the house to get the little dog and take him to the Colorado Springs shelter. Probably about 12 years old, dirty, ungroomed, with hideously long toenails that made walking difficult, and a mouthful of terrible teeth, he was, nonetheless, spunky, loving and ready to embark on a different life.
Once cleaned up and feeling better after many extractions, he emerged as a comical if demanding little clown who loved walks, curling up with any person or dog, and showing off for treats. Still, even after his makeover it was impossible to tell what combination of breeds might have united to create this odd-looking little guy…maybe at least some dachshund and some sort of terrier? Doesn’t matter. He thought himself adorable and most humans agreed.
He developed a special relationship with caregiver Kathy, and when she left to take a job at a sanctuary in Wyoming, she asked to adopt him. Off he went after five months with us for yet another adventure.