Krista Miranda

By Krista Miranda

LifeBuzz Staff

Man Drives 2,800 Miles To Save A Pit Bull That Was Scheduled To Be Euthanized.

Instant Connection

It was obvious that Mario and Hickory were going to be best friends for life. “It just looked like he was expecting me. It was so weird. We had an instant connection. I’ve never had a dog get attached to me that quickly in my whole life,” explained Mario. Mario signed the adoption paper, and before long, they were on the road home to Georgia.

Instant Connection

Mario Rodriguez

Warming Up

When Hickory arrived at his new home, he was greeted by his new pit bull brothers, Angel and Cooper. Hickory was a bit shy at first, but it didn’t take too long for him to warm up to his new brothers. “They immediately just started playing like three little kids. It was a sight to see,” recalled Mario. It was clear that Hickory was meant to be a part of their family!

Warming Up

Mario Rodriguez

Co-Pilot

After a visit to the vet, and a tummy full of food, Hickory was finally settled in. Sadly, Mario had to return to work, but he didn’t want to leave Hickory behind, so the family came up with a great idea: Hickory was going to go on the road with Mario! “He’s seeing so many things he’s never experienced before. We’ve stopped off places all the time, like to the park, or to farms out west where he’s met some horses. He’s barked at cows on our way down the highways ... He’s really having fun.” Mario is grateful to have found a new co-pilot, saying: “God has blessed me so much in life, and to have an animal be loved … there’s no price on that. Hickory was worth every one of those miles.”

Source: The Dodo

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