From time to time we come across the story of an irresponsible owner who leaves his dog in a public place with a sign around his neck. He asks that someone take care of the puppy.
It is always a mystery how people can leave their faithful companions. Fortunately, this is not one of those stories.
There is a similarity, though… The adorable Golden Retriever has a sign around his neck and everyone who sees him wants to take him home with them.
At first glance, shoppers entering and exiting a Target store in southwestern Pennsylvania probably thought it was still a case of future adoption.
The friendly golden retriever was sitting on the sidewalk with a sign around his neck. But once they saw the sign up close, it became clear that it was a much-loved and well-groomed puppy.
«Dad told me to wait here. Me waiting. »
Altoona resident Steve Moore adopted the 3-year-old dog, Jackson, from a shelter and spent the next month training him to accept distractions.
This involved many treats and trips to high-traffic areas where the soft golden honed his impulse control skills.
«Everyone wants to take him home,» Steve said. «I think it’s amazing because four weeks ago, nobody wanted him.»