The officers took the Chihuahua to a shelter and named him Joey. The spunky little dog was a favorite with everyone, and when no owner came forward to claim him, the shelter held a raffle to decide who would adopt Joey. Doug Smith, who'd been interested in Joey ever since he’d met him, has a 13-year-old daughter named Rodri. She went to see Joey and came back, saying, “I need that dog!” Doug felt the same way, and entered his name for the raffle, along with about twenty other contestants. To his surprise, he won!
On February 8th, Doug took Joey home, where he was warmly welcomed into his new family. “He’s a cool little dog,” Doug said. “He just took my heart away.”