Going away to college was the first time I was away from home for an extensive period of time. Without my friends and family, I easily became homesick. Adopting a dog was the best choice I could have made. I adopted Max from an animal shelter in San Jose, CA, and he easily became my best friend.
Some unique traits about Max:
1) He has one blue eye and one brown eye.
2) He is an incredibly messy eater.
3) His favorite passtime is chasing cats.
Pets are one of the greatest forms of therapy. Whether you're a college student away from home or just someone who needs a companion in their life, adopting a pet is only a shelter away :-)