Without telling William, Dee went to visit Louis in the hospital. She felt an instant connection. "He was just in terrible, terrible condition," Hartley said. "I spent about an hour with him."
When Hartley got home after meeting Louis, she was "on cloud nine." She just had to tell her husband about him. What she didn't know was that William had also gone to visit Louis in secret. They were both head-over-heals for the sweet pit bull.
The Hartleys started to visit Louis every day on their lunch breaks, bringing him treats and helping him open the gifts that were flooding in from supporters all over the country.