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Arrived 4/17/2019 from Utah

Dakota was brought to us from Utah, and flew into MSP airport in Delta cargo thanks to Best Friends Animal Society, one of the only other Sanctuaries in the Country.

Was brought to Animal Control after 2 bites within 10 days. The animal control facility spent a few weeks trying to help him and he had come so far! He wasn’t adoptable due to his history but they worked with him to make sure he would be suitable and thrive in a Sanctuary environment.

He had so many people rooting for him so we made it happen.

We believe this boy was trained to be an aggressive protector, but while at the farm he has settled into the pack life and doesn’t seem to have a mean bone in his body!

Dakota has come a very long way since his entry into the Sanctuary.

He started out wary and hyper-reactive to new people. These days he may be slightly standoffish at first meeting, but with some treats will warm up quickly. He is a loving boy at heart and once a bond has been established with a new person, he will paw at you for pets. 

You will often find him lounging on the couch during the cold winter months, or soaking up the sun outside in the summer!

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