I was dog walking animals at the Pulaski Shelter in 1998 and one dog in particular reminded me of the dogs we always adopted in my youth: shaggy mutts from the shelter. I had mourned my Schnauzers death for 2 years and only had one cat at home at the time. I just couldn't leave him. My husband and I picked him up the next day. My baby, a sweet and gentle dog for six years.