Robbie Gayl oves an underdog. The eight-year-old looks for the oldest, least-adoptable mutt in the shelter and that’s the dog he wants. “There’s something about old dogs that I just like,” he says.
And that’s probably because he sees himself in them. Robbie was in the foster care system and before that, he was so badly abused, he was hospitalized twice with brain injuries. Then two years ago, he was adopted by Maria and Charles Gay now he’s aware things could’ve gone differently for him, so he’s compassionate about rescuing elderly dogs.
Robbie says people only want babies and puppies and someday, he wants to adopt older foster children himself. But for now, he’s happy adopting as many older dogs as his parents allow, which is six, so far.