"I had never planned on adopting a dog of my own, but he worked his way into my heart, and into our family."
We found Bane abandoned in the woods in Illinois during a hiking trip. He was about 2 months old, less than 10 lbs, had ticks, worms, mange, and was dehydrated. We took him to the houses nearby, but no one recognized or wanted him, and took him to a vet to check for a micro chip, but found none. After that, we decided to take him under our wing. With some love and care, he's now a happy, healthy 50lb, 7 month old puppy. We have no idea exactly what breed he is but he has a beautiful light red brindle coat, with dark stripes, and a black muzzle (thus the name "Bane" after the black masked Batman villain) He has the friendliest and funniest personality of any dog I've ever met. When he wags his tail, his whole body moves with it. He loves playing with other dogs, loves belly rubs for sure, and picks up new tricks even quicker if you've got a hot dog handy. He's got his quirks, including desperately trying to get his toys out from under the couch, after he pushed them there in the first place. He has a love of sitting on people's legs and backs if they are foolish enough to lay down on our floor. A love of prancing with his nose in the air, a love of cuddling, and a love, no obsession, with making sure all squeaky toys work to the best of their ability. He is a crazy, weirdo of a dog, but we've loved him since day one. I can't imagine what would have happened to him if we hadn't rescued him from the woods as he was already worse for the wear that day. I had never planned on adopting a dog of my own, but he worked his way into my heart, and into our family.
– Alex C., about her dog Bane
Image Copyright Jacob Loafman Photography, I'm A Rescuer 2015