06/02/2011 at 06:40 PM EDT
Home. Some cats and dogs never have one to call their own. We'd like to help change that by introducing you to an extraordinary homeless pet every week. Today, we'd like you to meet Bobby, a playful retriever mix who has been living at the Society for Animal Rescue and Adoption (S.A.R.A.)
in Seguin, Tx., for the past three years.
Spend a few minutes with this 5-year-old pooch and you can see he bears no emotional scars from his difficult past. The golden retriever-red heeler mix was once starving and living in a wooded area behind a cemetery in nearby San Antonio.
"He has recovered now and is very healthy and happy," says the sanctuary's director Tracy Frank. "He gets along well with other dogs and loves people."
Friendly and energetic, he's quite the little charmer. It's hard to resist his "cute bob tail," says Frank. He's even made friends with other animals at the sanctuary and found a best buddy, Spot, a Jack Russell mix. "He follows him around and they play," she says. "He also likes fetch."
Bobby would be perfect for a family with kids, dogs and even cats. If you think he's the dog for you, contact Tracy Frank via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Established in 1996, S.A.R.A. is a non-profit sanctuary that provides rehabilitation to abused or abandoned domestic animals and factory farm animals.
to see last week's adoptable pet.