Animal Care and Control officials said the dog had been adopted from Peggy Adams by a couple who lost their home soon afterward.
Gordon, who’s worked for West Palm Beach Fire Rescue for 13 years, said the fire was at a known homeless camp. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time, but he said fires are fairly common at these camps. Gordon believes that because the dog was chained up near a campsite, he was more of a guard of the property than a companion.
When he and his wife eventually take Smokey home, they’ll have to make some room so he can fit in with “two labs and a mutt,” he said.
“We’re keeping our fingers crossed that he’s good with other dogs,” Gordon said.