Koda is a gorgeous German Shepherd, Collie, and Australian Cattle Dog mix who lives with his adoring family in Massachusetts. Koda is a beautiful pup with a wide variety of colors on his fur, his snow-white legs and chest standing out against his back that seems to be a million shades of brown. His most striking color of all, though, is how red his ears are!
Koda loves to spend his free time running along trails and wrestling with his brother, a Golden Retriever and Chow mix named Bear. He is always up for a good game of tug-o-war, and will play until he is exhausted! He enjoys a good game of fetch, but Koda definitely doesn’t consider it one of his favorites, and tires of it easily.
Koda’s life wasn’t always as spectacular as it is now and, in fact, it was a rather sad start. Koda was born as the result of an accidental breeding between two strays. His mother was a mutt who was wandering the streets alone, with nobody to care for her when she got pregnant. She was saved when Koda and his litter were still young pups, and they were raised in the shelter as they waited for their forever homes.
In 2016, West Virginia had a problem with flooding that resulted in over 20 deaths and would cost over $100 million to repair it all. One of the results of the flooding was that some shelters were flooded, leaving them with no choice but to ship the dogs out of state as fast as they could to save their lives. Multiple rescue organizations jumped into action to save the animals, and the members of Koda’s family who had not yet found their forever homes went with the Pawsafe Animal Rescue.
Koda’s future family saw his photo listed on the rescue’s site and knew that they were meant to be. Koda was going to be at an adoption event, so his future family did the only thing they could think of to ensure they got him. They camped out overnight in the parking lot where the adoption event would be held, waiting for him. They were fourth in line to adopt on that cool morning, and Koda soon went home with them.
The beginning of Koda’s life may have been rather rough, but it’s safe to say that the future is full of love and joy. He never again has to worry about where he’ll be sleeping at night, or where his next meal will come from. Koda’s happily-ever-after came from what was a horrible event that could have easily cost him his life. Luckily for him, it’s sure to be smooth sailing from here on out.