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Sweet dreams are made of cheese … and dogs

When you’re creamy white, sweet, (somewhat) unassuming, and your canine siblings are Blue and Gouda, there’s little choice for a new name other than Ricotta when you find your forever home. Let’s take a slice, errr … step back …

Originally a transfer pup from Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS), our partner, in Oklahoma, Dillon was adopted and returned twice to the League. The first return was due to the patron feeling Dillon would do better in a home with a yard (she lived in a condo), and the second time courtesy of a move. Both of Dillon’s previous owners said he was sweet and loves people, walks and car rides.

Dillon was one of the Dumb Friends League Pittie Party guests, and he was known as the social butterfly. This 4-year-old pit bull Terrier and Labrador Retriever mix didn’t want to miss out on a single pet or treat. Talk about a pup who loved attention from everyone. For Dillon, walks were quite the social event, and he quickly became a staff favorite!

As a teenager, Tara volunteered at the League and always had three or four dogs. Blue and Gouda are pit bull League alums, and Tara knew she wanted to add another to her family. An adoption trifecta was in the making with unexpected COVID-19 home time, an abundance of love and patience to share and the Pittie Party.

Tara heard about the League’s Pittie Party on FOX31 Denver, and she initially called the League about a specific pup, but when she found out the dog wasn’t good with other animals, she learned about Dillon. And, that, as we say, was history.

With a name change to Ricotta or Rico for short, this playful pup is living the dream. Tara introduced Blue and Gouda to Rico slowly, and the three are now as happy as can be. Rico loves when the family goes to the creek, and he’s the first one to jump into the water. He’s also the last one to come into the house and prefers to lie in the sun after some backyard playtime. Well, who doesn’t?? If there’s a Starbucks Puppachino in Rico’s daily activities, all the better!

“Rico is nothing but a little blessing,” said Tara. “Thank you for all you do.” We thank you, Tara, for giving Rico a loving home and family to be a part of. We know the third time’s a charm!

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