06June Devin 280 When DEVIN came to us in June of 2014, he brought with him a bio asserting that he got along well with cats and other dogs and was physically ready to blend into our already active lifestyle.

Alas, it would take several months of patience and understanding before he accepted our eight-year-old Norwegian forest cat.

Devin 1 500As for other dogs, Devin prefers them on the other side of the highest walls possible. The most serious issue, however, was diagnosed a week after his arrival — a severe congenital heart defect. A complicated heart procedure followed, made possible by RAGofAZ. Although it did not fully remedy the situation, it has lessened the imminent danger. Devin loves his daily 3-5 mile walks on trails, in parks, and throughout the neighborhood, and he is forever ready for a sprint after the squirrels that share his backyard.

Devin BW 500Following that first summer with us, I wrote that Devin may not have the heart of a marathon runner, but he quickly became and most certainly remains the true heart of this family.