"When we adopted Jersey, a dachshund/chihuahua mix, it was clear that he had never been loved. His name was "Ricardo" - which he apparently was called for years - but he didn't even respond to it. He was bleeding from an injury to his neck, and the owners acted as though they never even noticed. We brought him home and renamed him Jersey - a name that he learned very quickly. It took him some time to figure out how to play - I don't think anyone had ever played toys with him! Now, he is surrounded by toys (like his goose in the photo). He carries them around and plays with them constantly, and I think he is thankful to have such a loving home."