Dakota came in Pennsylvania in 2002 at the age of 5-1/2, with his dad Jess and his mom Haley from Texas. Back in Texas, he spent his days outside in a huge yard with two other pals. Jess and Haley couldn't find equivalent housing here and have had to settle for a much smaller, unfenced yard. Dakota misses his canine pals terribly and, even more, misses his dad and mom when they are away from him.

As a result, when Jess and Haley had to find a new home for Dakota and he found his new home on March 1st, 2002 with Henry.

A Tails of the Tundra volunteer writes, "Henry Zekster just sent me an update. Dakota is great...it seems his only problem adjusting was realizing he IS allowed on furniture in new home. Henry takes him everywhere..they just got back from Georgia and NC where Henry was doing a job. It is just Henry in Dakota's new family and he is devoted to him."