“Animal control found him out there living on his own,” Patti Dawson, president of Dallas DogRRR, a local rescue group, told The Dodo. “He was pretty emaciated … you could see his rib lines. I don’t know how long he lived out there on the streets, but he pretty much fended for himself out there until he was rescued.”
Getting off the streets was a good thing, but the shelter environment didn’t offer JJ much comfort — and it wasn’t going to be easy for him to find a home.
“It’s not really a shelter — it’s really a shack, and there are only six kennels,” Dawson said. “Nobody visits it, and you can’t even go and reclaim your dog there. If you’re missing a dog in town, you have to go to the city, and the city will go check and see if the dog is there.”