This woman, named Candice Miller, has helped save more than 100 dogs. She fosters them and takes such great care of pups who are in need of some TLC.
She has fostered many different types of dogs including adult dogs, puppies, senior dogs, and mama dogs with puppies, just to name a few.
One dog she rescued was a three-day-old puppy named Penny. Penny was born to an inexperienced mother bred far too young. The mother rejected her whole litter, and Penny was the only puppy of five who survived.
But Miller took great care of Penny. She bottle-fed her and kept her on a heating pad to keep her warm since she was so tiny. Miller’s dogs, Moo and Kilo, also helped take care of Penny and taught her how to be a dog as she grew older.
Every passing day, Penny grew bigger and stronger. Miller fell head over heels in love with Penny, and instead of adopting her out, she realized that the perfect home for Penny was her own!
Penny joined Miller’s five other dogs – Moo, Lucky, Pearl, Kilo and Roofus. They all get along great, but Moo is Penny’s best friend. The two of them are inseparable!
Each of Miller’s dogs have their own unique story. Moo almost died of starvation, but he was nursed back to health and is now such a goofball. Kilo was saved from euthanasia, and now acts like a dad for his doggy siblings; he does such a great job helping Miller raise all of the foster pups that they take in.
“A lot of people think that because you get a dog that has been from a bad situation, it’s ruined,” Miller said. “The dog you see in the shelter is not necessarily by any means the dog you’re gonna have in two to three weeks after you get that dog home.”
Shelters can be very stressful environments for dogs. When they are living in foster homes, they are able to break out of their shells and show their true personalities.
“They are the most incredible dogs, and they know that they were saved,” Miller said. “There is something special about adopting a shelter pet.”
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If you’re thinking of bringing a new pet into your home, consider adopting! Check your local shelters or rescues to see if a shelter dog or cat there would make a good fit for your family!