It is a known fact that black dogs tend to have longer shelters stays, if they get adopted at all. Poor Patton was initially surrendered to a high kill shelter in Raleigh. In a few short months he endured 2 homes, 2 foster homes, the high kill shelter, and then ended up at the SPCA. That is where Bella found him and adopted him. He wasn't likely to get adopted due to a scar on hip and his underbite (which I happen to find endearing).
Bella saved Patton but she feels he saved her. Now he lives happily with the new additions to their family, two labs named Paisley and Preston. Not only did Bella save Patton, but she and John did not give up on Paisley, who had some very extreme health concerns. That's just awesome. I enjoyed my evening with this bunch so much!