KHS Alumnus Set to Compete in 2020 American Rescue Dog Show!

February 11, 2020

A charming pup with a jutting underbite — rescued from an abandoned house and then adopted from Kitsap Humane Society — is set to compete in the nationally televised 2020 American Rescue Dog Show at 5 p.m. PST this Sunday, Feb. 16 and Monday, Feb. 17 on the Hallmark Channel.

Little Otis, a Pug/Chihuahua mix, was selected to compete in the “Best in Underbite” category after the producers saw his adorable pictures on Instagram (@the_littlest_o). After learning more about Otis – he loves salmon treats and his favorite toy is shaped like a pizza – the producers flew Otis and his adopter, Cody Brecht, to Los Angeles to compete in the pre-recorded competition.

The competition shines a spotlight on rescue dogs competing in a variety of adorable categories including snoring, couch potato, talking, wrinkles and wiggling.

Otis was a tiny puppy when he came to KHS in 2017 after he and a sibling were rescued from an
abandoned house in Suquamish by KHS Animal Control Officers. Despite his ordeal, he was healthy and cute as could be.

Brecht, of Seattle, had been looking to adopt a shelter pet for several months when he spotted Otis on the KHS website and came to meet him while his wife was out of town. It was love at first sight. Brecht
adopted Cody and surprised his wife when she returned from her trip.

Brecht said Otis was cute and playful and ”something just felt right about adopting him.” Wherever they go, Otis comes along, from hikes, to breweries, out shopping, and even on trips.

To this day, Otis still loves to cuddle with the blue baby blanket that he took with him the day he was adopted. While he’s always been cute, Otis’ unique underbite didn’t emerge until he was 6 months old.

Everywhere they go, people remark that Otis is destined for stardom.

We shall see!