Nothing puts big smiles on our faces like hearing from happy adopters who have used to find their new furry friend! (You can email us yours at Here’s an email we received with a great photo from Sandy: “Dear, Thanks to your organization, I have found a wonderful little female to adopt.  I have had her two weeks and am in love. I signed up with quite a few months ago.  I was looking for a younger female shih-tzu as my male was 11 years old and was getting anxious when it stormed or when I left him alone.  I was hoping for a companion for him and a pet for me to have for a long time. Each female that I received notice on had been rescued from a breeding facility and I was afraid housebreaking would be an issue as I have another dog.  Three weeks ago I got a notice with a picture of a beautiful little face and a story that touched my heart.  It seems Lucy was found as a stray wet and dirty in Bowling Green Kentucky.  An emergency call was placed the the shelter picked her up. She was born with a deformed left front leg that has two feet on it.   It was a kill shelter and Buffalo Pugs and small breeds found out about her and arranged for the shelter to immunize, micro chip and send her to Rochester, New York.  From there Lucy went to a foster home in Jamestown after a caravan of cars moved her from Rochester.  I applied to adopt her and when accepted she came for a “home” visit with me and my male Shih-tzu,  It was love at first sight for me and her.  My male dog was a little shy, but has warmed quickly.  They go out and do their business together and, for the most part, get along well.  Lucy still acts like a puppy and there are times when I take her out for a run (she does it very well) to give my older dog a break from the action.  Everyone that has met her has fallen in love.  I feel so fortunate that I found her and have a life long love in this sweet little lady.”

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