The 8-month-old golden retriever named "Dobby" has stolen the hearts of the Rusco family of Johnstown.

12-year-old daughter Annabelle named the pup after the Harry Potter character — she discovered the series while undergoing nine surgeries in a short span of time. The Harry Potter world was an escape during recovery times.

The family thinks Dobby is the perfect tribute and the dog has helped bring the Rosco's closer together.

"In the book series Dobby is a house elf and is always looking to please and do anything for the master, while still being quite clumsy with a sweet heart," said mom Christina.

"The more we got to know our little pup, he lives to fit the name."

Dobby's inspirational story got the most votes in the Townsquare Media's My Dog Rox: Best Name Contest.

Dobby won a new bed and bunch of other goodies in a $300 prize pack prize pack from Poudre Pet & Feed Supply. The contest was also made possible thanks to our partners First FarmBank.

Find the top 10 vote getters and fellow clever names below.

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