Almost exactly one year ago, I fell in love. Her name was Clover, but we decided Charlie fit her better. She’s only two, black and white and about 8 pounds. A Havanese. And she has the best personality ever. As they say, I thought I rescued her, but in reality, she rescued me. This weekend I’m planning to take her to Dogtober Fest. It’s a community event put on by our Compassionate Atlanta partner Big Daddy Biscuits.

Here’s why we love Big Daddy… “At Big Daddy Biscuits we’re committed to making the world better for everyone in it — four-legged or two. By promoting good business practice, using all natural ingredients, and donating to charitable organizations we believe in – we’re doing our very best to help the community and the pets in it.”

Pet owners know that dogs have a sense of compassion that runs deep. Charlie waits for me to get home and never holds back her excitement when I walk in the door. She seems to know when I need a snuggle and she constantly keeps me on my toes. She welcomes our 4-legged neighbors, Pixel and Xoco, to come and play everyday! She is the embodiment of love, mischief and community spirit. 

It’s going to be a great weekend. Where will we see you?

Leanne Rubenstein 
Executive Director 
Compassionate Atlanta

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