At a recent PIDO weed pull, a big white polar bear of a dog named Klondike came bounding through the area we were clearing. Then one day on PIDO’s Facebook page, I saw a fun video of Klondike romping at Point Isabel. What’s his story? I wondered. I contacted his dad, Bill Swartz, to find out.
Where did you get Klondike?
Klondike retired at one from his original career in the agricultural industry to pursue a more intellectual career in the Bay Area! Or, to be a bit more exact, Rocket Dog Rescue saved him (thank you, thank you, thank you) from a Bakersfield shelter, and we are pretty sure that before that he was an outdoor ranch or farm dog.
Rocket Dog was participating in a large adoption event at Jack London Square. Klondike was 20 feet away when my wife spotted him and immediately said, “That dog.” And the rest is history.
How old is he now, and how old was he when you brought him home?
Because he’s a rescue we don’t know exactly. We had him examined a day or two after adoption. Our vet,...