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Madi - A Petfinder Happy Tail

Photo of Madi, a dog
Adopted from Canine Commitment NH, New Boston, NH

Madi - posted 12/10/2015

From Courtney of Barrington, NH

Right before Thanksgiving 2014, I moved back home with my mom. We have an older yellow Lab we were looking for a companion for, and I wanted a dog to do therapy work with. We must have used Petfinder to look through hundreds of dogs at least, and then one day we pulled up Madi's picture online. It was about a week before Christmas, and my mom said, "That's the dog I want. If I can't get her, I don't want anyone else." I sent an email off to the rescue that Sunday night asking if Madi was available and, 24 hours later, I got a response saying she was. That Monday I submitted an application for her, and that Thursday I was approved. On Saturday, December 20th, my mom and I, my sister and my brother's girlfriend drove up to the rescue to meet Madi. It was love at first sight, and we ended up bringing her home that day. I could not have asked for a smarter, sweeter, friendlier more intelligent dog. It was our very first rescue as a family, and the first time I rescued a dog in my name. It will not be my last. She finished all of her obedience training during the spring and tested for her therapy animal certification in October. She passed that evaluation with flying colors and the evaluators were very impressed with how self-assured and mellow she is for a one year old. She's now doing therapy animal visitations in a local nursing facility, and we are working on getting into a hospital.

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