The Ulman family had just moved into a new house with a big backyard — too big, Travis thought, for their rescue dog, Rosie, a black Lab, to play in all by herself. So Travis quickly hatched a three-pronged master plan to convince his parents to give him another furry sibling.
“My son kept telling us that our dog Rosie was bored and she needed a pal,” Ulman said. “My husband and I told him, 'Maybe one day we’ll get a pal for Rosie.'”
But “one day” just wasn’t soon enough.
That night, unbeknownst to Ann, Travis and his dad browsed the website of a local animal shelter. It was there that they came across a picture of Lucy, a young Great Dane with brown and black spots. One look at the thumbnail image and Travis (who has a penchant for spotted animals) fell in love with her.