This is Will.
He’s an eight-month-old Yorkshire Terrier from Michigan. Missouri, actually. He came from a puppy mill there. When the man running the breeding facility became ill, William was taken into the care of the breeder’s family members. After the man died, Will was sent to a rescue organization and put into foster care.
We named him William after William Wilberforce, an independent member of Parliament for Yorkshire in the late 1700’s and the man who played an instrumental role in the abolition of slavery in most of the British empire.
We drove all the way to Michigan for this little fox. (Notice his resemblance to the Fantastic Mr. Fox; we almost named him after Fox’s son, Ash.) He’s doing well so far, although–being a rescue dog–it’s going to take him a while to be comfortable and well-socialized. We love him dearly already and are excited to have him around. Just thought you’d like to hear a bit about the newest member of the Junior Mann clan.