Dog Adoption: Keven Carraher and Maris – Knoxville News Sentinel

In July, 2010 I lost my best friend: my dog, Yogi. After his passing I wanted a companion for my other dog, Bucky. I knew it had to be a golden retriever because of their loyalty to humans, and it is all I ever owned. Fortunately, I work at All Kreatures Pet Care and we board goldens for the rescue group, Adopt-A-Golden of Knoxville.

On a beautiful summer day, Memphis, a rescue golden retriever, walked into All Kreatures and came straight over to me. You could say it was love at first sight! I found out he had heartworms, and I shyed away. After consulting numerous vets, they had assured me he would be ok with proper treatment. I was still a little wary and held off adopting him. It was not until I heard that a family was thinking of adopting Memphis that I hurried and took the opportunity to adopt him first.

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