Hot Firefighter Adopts Dog He Posed with for Calendar

A hunky Charleston firefighter posed for an animal society calendar, but he wasn’t expecting to meet his new best friend.

Rob Tackett posed shirtless with a German shepherd puppy, Kimber, for the Charleston Animal Society’s 2017 firefighter calendar, reported People.

Rob Tackett for Charleston Animal Society’s 2017 Firefighter Calendar
CREDIT: Charleston Animal Society
Rob Tackett for Charleston Animal Society’s 2017 Firefighter Calendar
CREDIT: Charleston Animal Society

Kimber and Tackett had an “instant connection,” and that the pup felt “safe with me,” Tackett said.

“Her owner and his wife told me she wouldn’t go around any guys. And when I first met her she curled up in my arms,” Tackett said.

Rob Tackett for Charleston Animal Society’s 2017 Firefighter Calendar
CREDIT: Charleston Animal Society

Kimber’s owner, Steve Hall, is an Army veteran who suffers from PTSD. He adopted Kimber after finding her abandoned on the side of the road last winter. Hall said at the time, his therapy dog had died.

Following the calendar shoot, Hall and Tackett stayed in touch. Hall fell ill over the summer, and eventually asked Tackett if he would adopt Kimber. Kimber was formally adopted in October.

Rob Tackett for Charleston Animal Society’s 2017 Firefighter Calendar
CREDIT: Charleston Animal Society
Rob Tackett for Charleston Animal Society’s 2017 Firefighter Calendar
CREDIT: Charleston Animal Society

“I love that dog,” Tackett said. “She is an incredibly special dog, I’ve never been around a dog like her. Just being around her makes everything easier.”

As a certified PTSD therapy dog, Tackett said he looks forward to sharing Kimber with veterans.