Bobby Humphreys had owned three Rottweilers with his wife for most of his life. So, he always saw him as a “big dog guy” and laughed when his friends would walk their tiny dogs. He never even thought of adopting a small dog like a Chihuahua.
“I would poke fun at any of my guy friends to happen to date someone who owned a small dog. I had truly just never given one a chance.”
But then, Bobby’s life abruptly changed when his marriage of 17 years fell apart. He was heartbroken, fell into a deep depression, and even wanted to end his own life. However, his friend Connie refused to leave his side and helped him through this dark period.
I owe a lot to Bobby
“My friend, Connie, had shown me what friendship meant. No matter what I needed, she was there for me. I feel I owe her quite a bit.” Bobby.
One day, Connie asked Bobby if he would take care of her beloved Chihuahua Lady for a while. He was hesitant as he had met Lady before, and she had seemed unfriendly. Not to mention, Humphreys used to make fun of men like him who had small dogs like Lady. Still, Bobby decided to help his friend because he felt he owed Connie. His decision ended up saving not only his life but the lives of 30 Chihuahuas.
When Bobby brought Lady home, the tiny dog acted as if Bobby had never seen her before. To his surprise, the little Chihuahua crawled in his lap, spent time with him, and they quickly bonded. When Connie came to check on Bobby and Lady, she was stunned by the sight of the two snuggles. From that moment on, Bobby had a newfound love for little dogs.
After Lady went back to live with Connie, Bobby decided to adopt a Chihuahua of his own. He found Kira, a one-year-old pup, who was rescued from the terrible conditions her previous owners kept her in. Bobby actually saved the puppy and helped show her how to love and trust people again.
Bobby started taking home more and more Chihuahuas with rough beginnings or special needs. Eventually, he decided to start his passion project – an animal rescue group: Big Guy, Little World Sanctuary.
“We rescue Chihuahuas who are living horrible lives, abused, starving, disabled, have mental issues, etc. We gm either have a forever home with us where they will never have to experience neglect or anything like that again, or we nurse them back to health and out! And want to help as many babies as possible,” Bobby said.
Bobby is a big guy with an even bigger heart! Now he’s responsible for saving lives and caring for over 30 Chihuahuas. Follow his Facebook page if you want to see more adorable photos of Bobby’s dogs.