Dudley — Emerging Hero

Charity Partner: Pets for Patriots
Location: Metairie, Louisiana

Dudley (male) is the sweetest dog I’ve ever owned. My life partner gave him to me for my birthday four years ago and it was one of the happiest days of my life. I was not only happy for me, but I was happy that my partner found a pet that we both could love and was from the SPCA. SPCA pets are known to love their owners more after being rescued from a life of misery.

Anytime I come through the garage door after a long day of work, Dudley will sing ? and howl to me until I calm him down. It’s really amazing to see a dog react to his owner that loves him that way.

I’ve been able to teach Dudley several new tricks like shaking hands, and he even knows how to spell. Yes, Dudley can spell. Whenever I say the letter “W”, his ears instantly perk up because in the past I’ve spelled out the word “w-a-l-k-I-e-s”. Not only can Dudley spell correctly, he knows the time of day. Every night around 8:30, Dudley will place his paw on my arm which is his signal that he wants to go for walkies.

There’s something else peculiar about Dudley, too. Every time I shave, he’s got to lick my neck at least 20 times. When I read up on it, some dogs will do that to their owners to pacify themselves 🙂

Needless to say, Dudley usually sleeps on my side of the bed and protects his master every night 🙂

Since I’ve owned Dudley, I have encouraged other people to adopt pets from the SPCA 🙂