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Hot Firemen Calendar Shoots Do Save Puppies!

We post a lot of half naked and fully naked calendars on Instinct just to give you many different options.  Yeah, that's it!  We know they bring happiness and maybe even happy endings to many of our readers, but one benefit calendar actually did assist in helping its cause in a round about way and kept one puppy from going back into a shelter. 

Last May 34-year-old Rob Tackett posed for the Charleston Animal Society’s 2017 firefighter calendar.  You can see by the pic above that he was very worthy of gracing the pages of the calendar and little Kimber, whom had been rescued just a little time before the shoot, was worthy of her spot, too.


In the months after the calendar photo shoot, Hall [whom had rescued Kimber] and Tackett became good friends. [Tackett, an Army veteran,  bonded with Kimber’s owner, Steve Hall, who had served three tours of Iraq and Afghanistan as an elite Marine sniper.] But over the summer, Hall fell ill, requiring neck and back surgeries. Hall asked Tackett, a lifelong animal lover, to watch over Kimber during his hospital stay. And after a few weeks, with his health still shaky, Hall asked Tackett if he’d adopt Kimber.

“He was heartbroken,” recalls Tackett. “He said, ‘My health is not where I want it to be. We can’t take care of Kimber. I don’t want her going anywhere else.’ ”

Tackett didn’t hesitate.

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

Kimber, now 13 months and 45 pounds, has been with Tackett since October. -


Bravo Rob!  We all know now that Kimber warmed up to you becaue of your big heart.  Okay, it could have been your muscles, too, but the heart definitely helps!

For more on Hall, Kimber, and Tackett, head over to

If you would like to see more of this calendar and previous years, head over to The Charleston Firefighter Calendar homepage.




Photos of Tackett and Kimber during the photo shoot from the Charleston Animal Society