The first time Ben Johnson met Dash as a shelter volunteer, he assumed the brindle pittie would be wary of strangers. But all Dash wanted from Johnson was a nice, long hug.
“I met him in the back room of the humane society,” Johnson told The Dodo. “I squatted down so I didn't appear intimidating. He walked over to me, put his head in my chest ... I put my arms around him for a hug for about 10 minutes.”
“Every time I saw him after that he would push into my chest until I hugged him,” he added.