Briard/Irish Wolfhound
Picture of Pluto, a male Briard/Irish Wolfhound

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Home:Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY  
Sex: Male   Weight: 51-100 lbs

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Pluty, Pluty Ploo

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-mutt-dog rescue


anyone getting too close to me too fast

Favorite Toy:
me, or a 2 liter plastic coke bottle

Favorite Food:

Favorite Walk:
wherever I go

Best Tricks:
he loved to carry his own groceries; he would insist.

Arrival Story:
Pluto was found in Brooklyn, NY on the streets by a man who was dying and who was, unfortunately, caring for his own dying mother. He found a home for Pluto twice. The first home rejected him because he threw up in their car on the way to their home. The second home seemed a dream come true, but when the man followed up on Pluto, he discovered the people had let him run out of their fenced yard and he was nowhere to be found. About a week or two later, this same man was down in the Wall Street area of Manhattan when he spotted a couple of city pound employees trying to lasso up a dog. It was Pluto! Pluto had crossed the Brooklyn Bridge and found his way into Manhattan! The man intervened and claimed Pluto, but he was completely at a loss as to what to do with him, so the man found his way to A.S.P.C.A. in Manhattan. I was working there at the time he came in with Pluto. A.S.P.C.A. has a policy that they cannot accept dogs that were "found," redirecting the found dogs to the city pound. I told the man the bad news, but he just broke down in tears because there was no way he could afford another cab to take him from A.S.P.C.A with Pluto. My job was screening applicants for approval for adoption, so I have an excellent sense of people. He was not lying about Pluto's journey. Unbeknown to him, I was deeply in love with Pluto within minutes of his arriving, so I assured him I would do anything I could to help. I talked A.S.P.C.A. into considering accepting Pluto for the adoption process, so they took him to "evaluate" him. He was rejected. It seems while the evaluator played with him, he was using his mouth too much. He was 6 months old, for god's sake. Idiots. I challenged the system and offered to adopt Pluto ON THE SPOT. A.S.P.C.A. gave me an incredibly hard time, with my having to sign tons of waivers to ensure I would not sue them if Pluto tore me apart with his ravenous jaws. S that very day I adopted Pluto and we illegally traveled the subway system home (getting a ticket JUST as we exited!) About 3 months later, the man who had brought in Pluto actually followed up and came to see me in my home with Pluto. He was so relieved, so happy,... he was in tears with joy at how clearly Pluto and I had bonded. I will never forget that man. He brought me one of, if not THE, best friend I have ever had in my life. I love you, Pluto. May we meet again.

Pluto died in 2002 of a terrible Bone Cancer that began to affect his heart and lungs. I won't go into the harrowing details of our fight together in those last days, but he died while my sobbing and aching body held him, surrounded by our closest human friends. To this day, it was one of the most traumatizing experiences of my life.

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Best Friend EVER

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March 26th 2005 More than 11 years!

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