"I kind of tear up when I think about it," Toth told The Dodo. "He was the oldest resident there. He had been there for three years, and I felt so bad that no one wanted him."
Diego becomes Diesel
After finishing the paperwork, Toth put on Diego's leash and walked him outside to his pickup truck. "I remember saying, 'Before I get him home, I have to give him a name,'" he said. "I tried a couple different names and thought, well he's going to be a trucker dog, so I came up with Diesel."
Although Toth previously had not had companions in his truck, he knew it was a great match because Diesel fell asleep on the passenger side of his pickup truck that day as if they had been together forever.