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A year-old Australian Shepherd mix named Niko (left), owned by Anja Bottila of Moose Lake, has a new foster "brother," a Springer Spaniel named Remington. Contributed Photo

Dog of deploying soldier finds foster home with Moose Lake woman

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When Anja Bottila of Moose Lake adopted an Australian Shepherd-mix pup named Niko from the Friends of Animals (FOA) shelter a year ago, she said she soon realized the merits of having a second dog to keep him company.


"I kind of considered getting a pal for him," she admitted, "but I didn't necessarily want to commit to one for a lifetime."

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