Published: June 30, 2011
Jackleen Buzzelli and family sent this picture. The brown dog is Zoe, who was adopted from the Mahoning County Dog Pound last year when she was about 1 year old. She has blended in nicely with their family and is best friends with their unclaimed stray Dalmatian, Noma. Jackleen's husband found Noma on I-680 in February 2000. They ran several ads, posters and notices to try and find her owners, but she was never claimed. Jonathan, her 9-year-old son, has been the true best friend to both dogs. Noma stays within an arm's length of him at all times when he is home, and waits patiently when he is at school. Zoe is always taking her toys to Jonathan to start a game tug-of-war or fetch.