When I was doing my in-depth research on Ancient Roman dogs, I learned something very interesting about the city of Pompeii, which is near Naples in Italy. And what I learned was that Pompeii has a problem with stray dogs. Of course, lots of cities have problems with stray dogs, but Pompeii is not just any city. And that is because a long, long time ago, back in August of 79 A.D., a volcano called Mt. Vesuvius blew up, and all the people who were in Pompeii got killed, and the whole town was buried in ash and other nasty volcanic stuff. Then after that, everybody forgot that the town even existed until 1599, when it got discovered by accident.
One thing that makes this town so interesting is that there are lots of stray dogs around. Nobody knows where they come from, exactly, but maybe people who don't want their dogs anymore dump them there. Anyway, the tourists feel sorry for the dogs and give them bites of their sandwiches or pizza so they won't starve to death.
After that, the dogs could still hang out in the ruins, but they were not so skinny anymore, plus they all got names that were names of actual people who used to live in Pompeii before the volcano thing happened. And best of all, the dogs were all available for adoption by anybody who could give a Pompeiian dog a good home.
this website. I'm sure the dogs from Pompeii would be happy to come and live in America, but in my opinion, it would be a lot of trouble to fill out all the forms and figure out how to get one of those dogs all the way over here to this country. And it also seems a little silly to go to all that bother when you could just go to your local shelter and adopt a dog there.