By BHS Adopter Doug Alexander
I wasn’t really looking for a dog. One evening, on a lark, I accessed the Butte Humane Society website and perused the dogs available for adoption … and there he was!
The next morning, I again checked the website and he was gone ☹️. I contacted BHS and was told they had so many inquiries they decided to remove his pic until he was ready for adoption. I filled out an application and pretty much forgot about it.
Two weeks later BHS contacted me to ask if I was still interested. I made an appointment to meet “Odie” and knew he was the right size and a perfect match for me! Stopped by Tractor Supply to pick up some food and a harness and headed home to introduce “Odie” to his new environs.
After a trip to the groomer for a bath and trim, three weeks later he and I loaded up my travel trailer and headed to Baja for a monthlong, beach camping vacation. He was in “doggie heaven”! Most of my Baja friends have dogs and, besides being the “new kid on the block”, he instantly socialized with all his new pals.
When we returned home we were greeted with snow! Needless to say, he was quite surprised to have entered the truck for the trip home with 80-degree temperatures and exited the truck upon arrival home to temps in the 30’s!
I did decide to keep the name he was given at the shelter. In fact, it was rather apropos. The Baja beach where I winter is called El Coyote. So, I just changed it a bit to El “Coy-Odie”! All in all, he has been a terrific companion and a wonderful addition to my life. Thank you, BHS for rescuing this little guy!!