“We ended up having a family come in — it was a couple with two young girls,” Stewart said. “They were looking for a big dog, but they wanted a puppy. Their previous dog had passed away, and they thought that if they got a puppy, the puppy would want to spend time with the girls.”
But when the staff at MLAR brought out the puppies, the girls didn’t connect with them. So Stewart decided to show them Defender, even though he was a senior dog.