Ryan, who came from Pennsylvania originally, got married when he was 25, but the marriage only lasted three to four years. After the divorce, his ex-wife took custody of their son and their house. This flipped Ryan's life upside down. He had suffered from depression since he was little, and the divorce made his condition even worse. From then on, he started wandering as a homeless person in different cities.
Three years ago, while Ryan was traveling through upstate New York, his friend's dog gave birth to a litter of new born pups. Ryan adopted one of them, Kyle, a black Labrador Retriever mix. At that time, Kyle was only three weeks old and could barely open his eyes. Ryan loved the dog at first sight, and decided to name him Kyle, the same name of his son whom Ryan has not been allowed to see for years.