When Manny and Ina walked into the shelter, they weren’t sure if they’d find the perfect match. They were looking for a new pet to join the family and were waiting to meet Pablo, a Pitbull being housed at the facility.
When Manny approached Pablo, the dog immediately started to growl. Then, he grabbed hold of Manny’s coat sleeve, tearing it to shreds.
“I reach, and he bites my coat and rips and shreds the one arm,” recalled Manny. “And everybody just got quiet.”
“They were like, ‘They’re never going to take this dog now.’”
Although this initial display of aggression would be off-putting and even downright scary for some, Manny understood it on a deeper level. He knew Pablo’s behavior meant the dog likely wouldn’t get adopted by another family.