When my beloved pet of 10 years died, I didn’t think I could ever love an animal like that again. That was all before I met Paco. He found us. I responded to a few ads on the internet for animals on the local buy-sell-trade sites. I received an email from a lady who had a dog that needed a good home. She estimated the dog was about 4-5 years old.


The nurse rescued him from an abusive neighbor. The small dog was kicked in the face repetitively with a man’s size 12 shoe. His nose was broken as was bones in his face. She spent over $1,000 of her own money nursing him back to health. However, she knew this dog needed attention because of his trauma, and she didn’t have the time to devote to him. She chose us on the internet, and I am so glad she did.


Paco was mute because of trauma. For the first few weeks, he never made a peep. As a foster and adoptive mom, I saw many of the same traits in this dog that I had experienced with my children. Love was the only thing I could offer. It was love at first sight for he and I. It’s been almost a year now, and my love is relentless for this animal.


My little five-pound dog has quite the personality. He barks all the time, and he never leaves my side. He is a bundle of joy most any day. While he doesn’t do too well with the younger children, he loves my boys. He loves nothing more than to snuggle up beside anyone who will give him attention. His little tongue hangs out from the teeth he lost in trauma. However, I think it makes him even cuter.


I always loved Pomeranian pups and wanted nothing else. Now that I have experienced the personality and love of a chihuahua, I think they are my new favorite pet. Adoption, for animals and humans, is one of the greatest blessings.