Last weekend's birthday party was also a celebration of Meatball's formal adoption. Around 25 of Meaty's human friends came to cheer his official entry into the family — and they gave the dog of the hour a lot of space so he wouldn't feel overwhelmed.
Koster still has a hard time wrapping her mind around the cruelty that was inflicted on this dog — how someone hurt him so badly, then left him bleeding and tied up to a fence in the rain.
"But he is safe now and he is loving every second of every day," she says. "Meatball is home."