Dylan spent his first two years confined to a small kennel as part of a puppy mill operation before he was rescued by Serendipity. He was rehabbed for nearly a year before he was taken in by his fur-ever home. When he first came to Serendipity he was afraid of humans and wouldn’t even make eye contact. After years of socialization and hard work (with the assistance of his fur-brother Yerik, a fellow GSD rescue) he learned how to go for walks, interact with people and even play with toys. Dylan loved attention and getting his picture taken, so much so that he appeared on some photo note cards and a calendar produced as a fundraiser for Serendipity.
The 8.5 years he spent in his fur-ever home was full of joy and happiness. He brought a smile to everyone’s face and a tear to their eye when they heard his story. He truly was a inspiration. In March 2015 he died suddenly from hemagiosarcoma, an aggressive canine cancer. He was 10.5 years old.
Dylan was a gentle giant that wouldn’t hurt a fly (unless it was full of stuffing) and a big cuddly teddy bear. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.
Robin and Brian G