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Mark Dearing and Pepper: "I have a dog for you."

Whitney Hankins and her gerbil: A menagerie.

Special Friendships:
People Love Their Pets

They come in all shapes and sizes . . . and that's just the owners. All of
whom share a common trait: They love and cherish their furry friends.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY DAN SMITH

PETS IN THE ROANOKE
VALLEY are as unique as their owners. Here are some of the owners, their
pets and their stories.

German shepherd from a breeder
in Hardy-"probably worth $500$600," says Mark-who was presented to him for free by his friend
Sophie Semones.
MARK DEARING
"When these well-bred dogs
AND PEPPER
reach that age and they aren't sold,"
The minute Mark Dearing laid says the owner of Salem Imports,
eyes on 12-week-old Pepper, he a VW repair shop, "they become
was done for. Pepper was a jet black victims of diminishing returns."
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The Roanoker - March/April 2016 - Intro
The Roanoker - March/April 2016 - Cover1
The Roanoker - March/April 2016 - Cover2
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The Roanoker - March/April 2016 - NR1
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