The NBC5 Clear the Shelters campaign is in full swing in the hope that North Texas shelter animals will become an eternal home.
It’s always great to revisit a family member who finds a pet through a campaign. Families like John Erlinghouse and Karolina Ramirez and their fur babies, Gunner.
“He makes up a lot of our lives, and now that we have him, I can’t see life without him,” said Erlinghouse.
In August 2019, the two went to Dallas Animal Service on a whim, but didn’t expect to actually find a dog.
“Last famous word, I don’t have a dog today, but I’m going to see it,” Ramirez said.
Gunner is a 3-year-old dachshund with a mix of dachshund and Labrador. He was the last dog of his size in the heartworm positive area of the shelter. The couple did not stop them from seeing if he was perfect for their family.
“We appeared and saw Gunner, and we soon fell in love. He was shy and discreet. He was hiding behind a crate and interacting with anyone. I didn’t, “said Arlinghaus.
They met and greeted a little, and the rest was history. The shelter took care of the filaria medicine and they were on the way.
Ramirez and Erlin House said they could say, but his behavior, he is a mixture of the two varieties.
“He loves to go out. He has friends in the neighborhood, he likes to play with him, he loves to chase squirrels, and he’s such a runner,” Ramirez said.
The two said they had no regrets about one of the best decisions they have ever made. Especially during the pandemic, they said it was good to have furry friends to call them.
“he [Gunner] We really saved us too. We love to take him, “Arlinghaus said.
To follow Gunner’s adventures, check out the human-configured Instagram page.