Andrew Blaskovich will long remember Super Bowl Sunday 2017, not for the championship football game, but for the Puppy Bowl at Sacramento’s Front Street Animal Shelter.
That’s where he met the girl of his dreams, a 4-month-old blue Great Dane puppy.
Blaskovich, owner of Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen food truck, lost his beloved blue Great Dane, Rex, in June 2015 when a burglar shot and killed the 2 1/2 -year-old dog at Blaskovich’s house while he was at work.
“After I lost Rex, I searched high and low for another blue Great Dane,” Blaskovich said. He kept checking Facebook and Instagram, but nobody seemed to be breeding them. Finally he found a breeder in Ontario, Canada, but importing a dog from outside the country would have required placing the animal in quarantine.
The Front Street Animal Shelter, which had held an adoption event in memory of Rex, invited Blaskovich to Sunday’s Puppy Bowl, …