When Nugget was just a puppy, he was hit by a car and left at an animal shelter. Luckily his injuries weren’t too bad, and he was given a little cast to help him heal. The San Diego Humane Society helped find little Nugget a foster home. Lynda Dean and her boyfriend met Nugget through their friend who was fostering him. Despite his injured leg and deafness from his accident, it was love at first sight. As soon as Nugget was healthy, the couple adopted him. When they brought him home, they discovered Nugget’s true love: dog toys. Nugget became very attached to his toys and even sleeps in a basket full of them.