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Penny - A Petfinder Happy Tail

Photo of Penny, a dog
Adopted from Humane Society in South Haven, Michigan

Penny - posted 04/07/2010

From Cathe of Lowell, IN

My son had been wanting a dog for month's and managed to complete all the tasks we set before him to show us that he was responsible enough to have a dog. He decided that he wanted a Chocolate Lab after reading several books about dogs. I searched Petfinder.com for weeks and finally found Penny at a shelter in Michigan. I filled out the application and they were reluctant to adopt out of state, but checked with our vet and got a good review, so they agreed to hold Penny two days until we could drive up to meet her. The love between my son and Penny was instantly obvious. It brought tears to my eyes to see my 6 year old son's eyes sparkle as that little puppy snuggled and kissed him! Penny went home with us that day and we have never looked back. A few days after we got her, Penny became very sick. She was in isolation at our local vet for several days and her prognosis was poor. Fortunately, she made it through her ordeal. The night she came home, we made sure she ate well and put her in her kennel to sleep. I got up in the middle of the night to check on her and found my son laying on the floor next to her cage "just in case she needed" him. When she was old enough, we took her to "puppy school" and she picked up every command like a pro. Penny is now a happy, healthy full grown dog. Her coat shines like glass and her physicue is perfect! She is very well behaved, barks little and loves my son like never before! Their bond is obvious and unbroken. Penny has never met a person or animal that she wasn't willing to befriend. I've always had a cat as a pet, but none of us can imagine our lives without Penny in them! We firmly believe that some higher power helped bring Penny to our family to give her a forever home AND save her a second time from her horrible illness.

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