HOLLYWOOD — The man who helped invent the word “dog” is no stranger to controversy.
Peter Weller, owner of Peter Wellers Dog Rescue, says he has had to endure a lot of criticism for his work and says he hopes people will take the time to learn about the history of the word.
Weller says a lot has changed since he began selling dogs for pets five years ago.
He started with a one-year-old Labrador retriever called “Gus,” who he named after himself.
“I had a very limited amount of money.
I was trying to raise a little bit of money, so I thought, well, why not put a dog on a leash?
And that’s what happened,” Weller said.
His son, Pete Weller III, was a few years older and took over ownership.
When he learned of the dog’s origins, he immediately knew the word was meant to honor his father.
Pete Weller also said that when he heard the word, he felt it was a “little bit” too “old school.”
“My father called it the ‘dog of his childhood,'” Weller told ABC News.
But Weller’s son said it’s not about his father, it’s about him.
The first dog Weller purchased was a German shepherd named “Mitt.”
Wellers son said that he’s had to change his son’s name several times, because of his reaction to the word.
“He just can’t get over it.
I’ve had to tell him that’s my dad,” Peter Welling said.
“I know my dad and I know what he was like.
And it’s a little tough to reconcile.”
The family said they decided to name the dog after Peter Wellerman because of its association with his father in the animal kingdom.
Peter and his son said they are now considering a new name for the dog.
There are several theories surrounding the word dog.
Some say it is an adaptation of a word that means “lion” or “dog.”
Another possibility is that it is the original name of a dog breed, such as the English Staffordshire terrier, said Weller.
As well, there are others that say it may be an acronym for “dog of the day,” which is an English word meaning “any day of the week.”
Others say it refers to a breed of dog that originated in France.
However, Peter Wellen said that it was always intended to be a name for his own breed of Labrador retrievals.
In the beginning, Peter said he thought of the name “Mitsie,” because of the German shepherd that he adopted.
Then he started thinking about how to put the dog on the street, Weller recalled.
‘I’d be like, ‘I need a little more money’ to do it.
Weller is a dog breeder who has rescued dogs and other animals and rescued animals in the past.
Since he began rescuing dogs in 2009, Wellers has rescued thousands of dogs and cats, including one that died while he was working in a construction site.
Some of his rescues have been euthanized and others have been adopted.
He said he hopes the word will become more widespread and is looking for other rescue organizations to adopt his rescued dogs.
For Weller and his family, the word has become synonymous with the breed of dogs.
Peter Wellers father, Peter, died from a heart attack while working in construction.
Now, Peter will adopt another dog, named “Jenny,” from a shelter in Texas.
It’s a family tradition, Welling says.
What he has learned about the origins of the term “dog,” Welling has been able to share with his son.
I would say to Peter, “Listen, I think you’re going to like this dog,” Wellers son Peter Wellering III said.
‘We have a problem’ Welling said he’s been very touched by the positive response from people who have helped him with the adoption.
People who have seen Peter’s story and read his story, they know what a hero he is, Wellering said.
“I think it’s really gratifying that people want to do something like this.
People have been very supportive of me and my son and I think it helps us a lot,” Wellering added.