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Nyssa couple thought they rescued a dog. He rescued them.

Jeri Galloway holds Ollie, a Chihuahua-Dachshund mix "Chiweenie" dog that she and her husband adopted from the Ani-Care animal shelter south of Ontario. Jeri and Ollie’s story earned national recognition through the Petco Foundation’s Holiday Wishes Campaign. (Photo submitted by Jeri Galloway)

ONTARIO – When Jeri and Paul Galloway took home Ollie from the Ani-Care Animal Shelter, the couple didn’t think they were going to keep the small, black dog for long.

They just wanted to help relieve the overcrowded shelter by fostering the Chihuahua-Dachshund mix.

That was two years ago. Ollie is still at their Ontario home, rewarding them in unexpected ways. His story is not only touching but has brought $10,000 in much-needed funding to the Ontario-area shelter. If online voters select Ollie’s story, Ani-Care could . . .