Cami, Winona, MN

Hi! My name is Cami. I am a 4 year old Rottweiler and I am not a monster.

I was used for breeding and was abandoned at Winona Area Humane Society in Winona, Minnesota. In January 2012, I was on the hunt for my new family.

I was in the shelter for 3 months before my mom saw my picture on the shelter’s Facebook page and fell in love with me. She couldn’t stop looking at me for days. She knew that she had to have me.

Mom already had a dog, Dozer, an English mastiff who was 6 months old at the time. It took Mom 2 months of harassing my dad to convince him to come look at me. She just knew that I was going to be a special dog.

Dad was weary of getting a dog from the shelter — sometimes humans are just nervous about not knowing a dog’s past. After a few weeks, Mom finally convinced Dad to foster me because she had read online that I was having a hard time at the shelter from living in the small cage. This gave me a chance to prove myself.

It didn’t take long before Mom and Dad knew that I was going to be a part of the family. On April 10th 2012, Mom and Dad officially made me a part of the family!

I have been with my new family for just over a year now! Life has been great! I spend my time playing with my brother, playing fetch, swimming and going for walks I wish that every dog could be as lucky as me.

You can see more of me and my brother on our page, I Love Gentle Giant. Mom made the page to share her love for us with the world and to work on education on dog ownership and so-called “dangerous breeds.” My brother and I are not monsters.

Thank you for reading my story!


Parent: Diana