Smokey — Shelter

Location: New Port Richey, Florida

My rescue dog Smokey was a foster failure for me. We fell in love instantly.

Two years ago when he and my other rescue failure were out in our fenced yard they were going crazy over a snake that was out there. It was a water moccasin. When it turned and started to come at me Smokey went to stop to protect me and got bit.

He spent 4 days in intensive care at the vet office and almost died. thankfully he pulled through.

But he had cared more about protecting me from it than himself.

He is truly my hero dog.