In April, things looked bleak for the Staffordshire bull terrier-whippet mix. Separated from his family as a puppy and picked up on the streets as a stray, Reg was stuck in a kill shelter, his days numbered.
After three weeks in the pound, Reg’s time was running out. The shelter needed his cage for more dogs who were coming in, and if he wasn’t adopted in three days he would be put to sleep.
The shy puppy had all but accepted his fate when couple Samantha Hill and Luke Pearce walked past the bars of his cage.