Adopt Your Hero Like Rin Tin Tin

These homeless pets look a bit like the Hollywood dog hero.

The story of Rin Tin Tin may seem one only Hollywood could write, but for fans of Geman Shepherds, it's not hard to believe.

Rin Tin Tin was a homeless dog, found on a battlefield during World War I who became a Hollywood hero. Your adopted best friend may not have the chance to save a life as Rin Tin Tin did with regularity—but you can count on your best friend when you need.

For more information on any of the featured Rin Tin Tin-alikes, contact the rescue groups below.

Rawhide Rescue is also located in Warren. To learn more about their adoptable dogs, call 908-581-3417 or send email to rawhiderescue@hotmail.com

Bridgewater's Husky House may specialize in huskies, but they also have other breeds—such as the Germand Shepherd mixes featured this wek. For more information, visit their website or email adoptions@huskyhouse.org.

Companion Animal Placement (CAP-Hillsborough) is located at 329 Roycefield Road in Hillsborough. Reach them by email at  munchie329@AOL.COM

Ann Elwood April 29, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Actually, the story of Rin-Tin-Tin's birth on a battlefield in September of 1919 very likely is myth. The first story that Duncan told (in October, 1919, to the Los Angeles Times) and that three officers of his squadron told goes like this: Duncan and his mates found an adult German shepherd male on the battlefield, and Rin-Tin-Tin was one of a litter born to him and a female German shepherd. That means he was born around the time of the Armistice. Evidence shows that story to be the true one. In a photograph taken after the 135th Aero Squadron arrived back in the United States in May, 1919, Duncan sits on the ground with Rin-Tin-Tin in his arms; next to him is another man with Nanette, Rin-Tin-Tin's sister. Rin-Tin-Tin's ears are floppy; Nanette's stand straight up. German shepherd puppies' ears start to stand up when they are five or six months old. (That's also the age the puppies appear to be, not the nine months they would have been had they been born in September.) See my book: Rin-Tin-Tin:The Move Star http://www.amazon.com/dp/1453866655


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