If you are a dog owner, you already know how to take care of a pet is very different from owning a toy that you can laugh at right away.
Unfortunately, this is what happened to Hobart, the adorable little dog in this story. The little dog was wandering indefinitely on the streets of Los Angeles, alone and unattended, when it spotted two police officers.
He seemed frightened by the officers – so he did what all curious pups do, stumbling on them on his tiny feet.
Officers Mercado and Tavera are the two dedicated police officers of LAPD’s Hollywood Division. One day, both were patrolling the streets of LA when they stumbled across a lovely little puppy on Hobart Avenue. The little creature felt that the officers could help and tried desperately to attract the two’s attention.
He ran after them, whimpering cutely. Police Mercado, who couldn’t resist the sweet little creature, immediately picked it up and carried it into his police car. He yearns for someone to love and protect him and is too young to take care of himself.
The officers picked up the dog and carried it back to the station. During the passing ride, the puppy was hugged in Police Officer Tavera’s lap, and he could not help but stare at his rescuers with admiration.
The good officers decided to give the dog the name of Hobart, a name after the street on which it was found, marking the beginning of a new chapter in its life.
To make sure they didn’t accidentally adopt someone else’s dog, they did some background investigation and found that the puppy’s owner could no longer take care of it.
This road is tiny, and there is no way it can survive these streets on its own. He needs to find a new home or be kept in a home for a while, hoping to be adopted.
Officer Mercado’s original plan was to release him to a shelter. But that changed very quickly. The backlash from everyone on social media eventually convinced Mercado to adopt the little dog. Hobart was taken to the police station, where he was given the honorary K-9 title. Everyone at the station loves the teen, and Hobart loves all the attention.
But at the end of the day, he had an eye on someone special: Mercado.
And luckily for Hobart, Mercado decided to make him the happiest puppy in the world and adopt him.
You may have heard the phrase “Adopt don’t shop” repeated countless times in the past, and it will be repeated more and more. Dogs are creatures that need food, shelter, and love. They are not fashion accessories but a companion in life.
We can all learn from Hobart and adopt a dog if we can. They may be only a part of your life, but for them, you are their whole life.
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