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Columbo Jarrett & Andrea


Photo by Andrea Shaw @adventuresofcolumbo

This is a wonderful story that we never get tired of hearing! In early July 2018, Columbo, a stray great dane mix puppy was hit by a car in Georgia, USA. Sadly, instead of stopping to help the car drove on and left him injured.

Meeting Jarrett

Fortunately for Columbo, a man named Jarrett Little happened to be riding past on his bike along with friends. As they stopped for a drink, Columbo came bounding out of the nearby woods to greet them.

Injured with broken leg

Jarrett saw that Columbo was both thin and injured with a broken leg. There was no way they could leave him alone, he needed to be taken to a vet. With no other form of transport available, he came up with a plan to carry the dog on the back of his bike. With Columbo carefully placed on his back and his front legs wrapped around Jarrett’s neck, they set off.

After a few minutes they were approached by a woman named Andrea Shaw, an animal lover who happened to be in the area on a business trip. She promised Jarrett she would take care of the dog and help him, and so Columbo was carefully passed across for the next stage of his journey.

Andrea Shaw & Adventures of Columbo

Andrea took him to a vet and paid to have his leg fixed and his injuries treated. Even better, Andrea then took him home with her to live on her farm, naming him Columbo after the city in which she first met him. As Columbo’s story has spread he has gained many new fans. Andrea has also started a Facebook page for him, named Adventures of Columbo in which she shares updates from his life. Columbo now lives with Andrea in Maine.

At Bowerland Cottage Holidays and Devon Dogs we love stories like this with happy endings. If you’re looking for some training for your own dog, give us a call on 07717 696623 today! Read more Saturday Stories HERE.

Come and stay with us in our cottage style apartments, right in the heart of Dartmoor, and create your own unique animal stories to tell!


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