Amanda already had a dog at home, too: an Australian Shepherd named Kai. She told Dogster that she had begun searching for another canine companion without ever imagining that she’d find one with a backstory like Keller’s.
“I was just looking for a second dog,” she said. “I knew I wanted another Australian Shepherd, so I had started contacting some breeders and reached out to some different rescues.” Those vague parameters somehow led her right to the puppy she’d take home.
An online search took Amanda to a rescue organization’s listing of an Australian Shepherd puppy with an all-white coat. She had a sudden urge to inquire about this dog, even though she knew a pigment-free pooch wasn’t ideal.