Here’s a happy dog story – A dog named Leo’s life story went from sad to super when a kind and caring UPS driver named Katie Newhouser from Rancho Cucamonga, California, crossed paths with Leo. Back in May, Newhouser posted a photo of her pit bull pal in a Facebook group called UPS DOGS. The story is bittersweet and as Katies writes it, Leo’s “owner passed away and now he lives with me.” That’s the short version of the story; the more in-depth tale, as first recounted by Newhouser to Pup Journal, is more dramatic and heart-tugging.
Leo had been adopted by his original owner, a woman named Tina, after her son Cannon brought him home as a puppy. Leo was actually too young to have been separated from his dog mom, so he could not yet eat solid puppy food and Tina had to bottle-feed him. Thus, the pair formed a unique bond.
“They were very very close and did everything together — I don’t think that dogs ever forget anyone who they have been that close to.”
The friendly pup also bonded with his local UPS driver, Newhouser. She tells Pup Journal, “He would hear my truck come into the condo complex and start barking and scratching at the door to come down to the truck. He would love to come into the truck and go into the back to look around. I remember one day I was driving up one of my busier streets and they were coming down the street and all of a sudden there was Leo popping his head out the passenger side barking at me! He barked all the way down the street!”
This is a cool story highlighting caring and humanitarian efforts by an obvious dog lover. We’re glad we could share it!