Our kids had been begging for another dog for Christmas and we had secretly been looking for just the right one. I had my eye on several small dogs, all at various shelters and rescues. But a week before Christmas, Harley found us. He was a stray that made a home for himself under a friend's tree, during a bitter cold week. We received an email from our friend explaining the situation and we knew we were meant to give this dog a warm home.
Granted, Harley's MUCH larger than we had planned on; the vet has determined he's part Mastiff! But he's got tons of love (and kisses!) to share and we simply cannot imagine our lives without him now!