Arrival Story: Bear and Bandit were adopted in November from the San Bernardino City Shelter in California. They were literally minutes away from going to be put to sleep before I got them. Once we brought them home, we noticed a cough develop over the weekend and brought them to the vet on Monday. She first diagnosed them with kennel cough and three days later, it was found to be distemper. Somehow these amazing babies fought through it and have come out on the other side with only occasional ticks in their sleep. Both boys are now Canine Good Citizens and are in training to become my service dogs.