“I found hero in Shanghai.
I was living in China for 2 years studying Mandarin in an immersion program.
The month before I was set to leave, and my visa was about to expire, I was walking down a super busy street and I saw a puppy running in the street.
I picked her up and asked people around me if she was theirs, and she was not.
She was filthy, underweight, and missing big chunks of fur. She was a mess.
I brought her home with no plans to keep her, and a month later I bought her a plane ticket, had her microchipped and got her a rabies vaccine.
After an 18 hour flight, Hero became an American dog.”