The AACSPCA held out hope that Mali would find a forever home, but as time passed, that hope started to fade.
Lucky, now 19 months old, is on track to be a certified bed bug detection dog by the time he reaches his second birthday.
I’ve always thought that Wallace’s story was a book waiting to happen. Wallace has faced an onslaught of obstacles throughout his life. He doesn’t simply endure them, he faces them with joyful abandon. He doesn’t know he’s supposed to fail, and as a result has achieved more than anybody thought was possible – a true underdog story in every aspect.
We created Mimi’s Forever Home to educate potential adopters about kennel stress and to urge you to keep an open mind when you visit the shelter – you just might find your own diamond in the ruff.
The young men, all in jumpsuits, were asked if any of them were afraid of Jagger. When it was clear that none of them were, I let Jagger off of his leash and he started working the room, doing what he does best, providing calm and comfort and getting love in return.
Bringing a new dog into your life, especially when you have other animals, can be challenging. I hope that sharing how we worked Jagger into our lives and into our home, we can help other people integrate rescue dogs into their homes successfully.
Jagger was confiscated from an officer-involved dog-fighting ring in Houston, Texas, and held as evidence for about a month. His right upper lip is missing; he has countless scars down the front of his legs and on his back. He had burns on his “man parts” believed to be from pain inflicted to get him to fight.
Once the dark shroud of trauma began to wear away, Lovie began to come alive. She started her second life like a tight rosebud, and shedding her fears one by one slowly opened to the light of love, as a flower opens to the sun.
It was a ‘Yes’ day, something I wake up to on occasion. I would say ‘yes’ to anything that came my way, leaving all doors open to let the light in.