Little Love Bug
“A ball of sunshine”—a description given by Robin Dyer when asked about Biscuit, a one-year-old Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen mix that was transferred from another shelter to the Society in hopes of finding a new, loving home.
Biscuit did not know what he was in for when 8-year-old Lauren Dyer stepped into the doors of The Anti-Cruelty Society looking to select her very first dog. A long-awaited trip to the Society left Lauren excited and anxious to find her perfect match. After all, she had waited two years for this moment. When Lauren was 6 years old, she approached her parents with the idea of getting a dog. Wanting Lauren to understand the responsibility and commitment that comes along with having a dog, Robin and her husband decided to come up with an incentive system. The system would reflect all of the responsible things that Lauren did to prove that she was ready to care for a dog. So an outline of a dog was drawn, and there sat 25 empty spots where dots would fill in the drawing— each representing a responsible act.
Little by little the dots began to resemble the outline of a dog. A positive report card, a nice gesture towards Lauren’s brother, a thoughtful act of holding a door open for someone, the changing of the cat’s litter box—all came together to reach Lauren’s goal. Her hard work and determination earned Lauren a visit to a few shelters throughout the area to find her new furry friend. Off to The Anti-Cruelty Society went the Dyer family. Wanting a dog small enough that Lauren could safely walk on her own, the family instantly gravitated towards a little Yorkie who seemed a bit shy for what they were looking for. Right next door to the Yorkie was Biscuit, wagging his tail waiting patiently for attention.
“Biscuit picked us,” said Dyer. And the rest is history. Months later, Biscuit is enjoying his new life in his forever home as Lauren’s new best friend. When Lauren was asked what Biscuit means to her, she responded with, “Biscuit is a little love bug, the companion I always wanted. I think he is an awesome puppy, and I love him tons and tons and tons.”