Lou came to us from the South. He was found in an abandoned building in a cardboard box with several litter-mates. He was adopted by a teenaged boy who believed he wasn't going to get accepted into the collage he applied to, but after adopting Lou, the acceptance letter arrived in the mail. The boy's parents refused to care for the puppy while he was away, so they surrendered him to a local shelter. Lou Dog's information made it to a local rescue org. here, and I agreed (begrudgingly) to foster Lou until he could be placed in a furever home. I was a foster failure the minute our eyes met. He has been a part of our family for nearly two years now, and enjoys hiking, traveling, and accompanying us to work; he is a true adventure dog! He is the most good natured dog I have ever parented, and I can't imagine our lives without him in it. He is a special boy. The photo I entered is one of him at work with me in a wetland (I am a horticulturist/Land Steward), he often comes to work with me and romps around the expansive deer-fenced in properties. He has the life!