Coach Barry Switzer saves puppy from locked car, hand picks Moore tornado victims as new owners

OKLAHOMA CITY - Former Dallas Cowboys and University of Oklahoma head coach Barry Switzer has found a new home for a dog he rescued Wednesday.

Switzer was walking into a store when he saw a Rottweiler puppy locked in a car.

"I noticed that it was a beautiful dog and I saw it was a puppy," Switzer said. 

He waited for the owner to come out and convinced them to let him buy her.  He then took her straight to the vet.

"I told the doc I want rabies shots, check for worms, everything," Switzer said.  "They even clipped the toenails so it was a pedicure for her.  She went to the spa."

He named the dog Stella but knew he wasn't going to keep her because he says he already has a pack of dogs.

Coach hand picked Stella's new owners -- a couple from Moore who lost their home in the May tornado.

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