Our family has frequently been owners of canine friends. However, life got hectic and time short, so for several years we were without a canine buddy. In February of 2008, I made a detour to the Oak Ridge Animal Shelter, where I found at least 10 beautiful potential companions. I kept going back to cage 23 where a social little cutie, who we later named Dixie, was stationed. Thankfully, he was still available the next day when I returned with my wife, Laura, to finalize the adoption.
Dixie is the fifth dog I have owned and the second non-purebred. He is around 5 years old now, and a mix of maybe Aussie, Sheltie and border collie.