Lily - A Petfinder Happy Tail

Adopted Dog

Adopted from West Suburban Humane Society, Downers Grove, IL.

Lily was one of my foster puppies. She got adopted by a family, only to be returned by a neighbor who saw her running loose all the time. I was asked to take her back for a period of time to protect her. I went to pick her up and she immediately ran to me, but was shy with all of the other people around. For the next few weeks, I cleared Lily of parasites and worked with her to overcome her fears. After a few months, I finally agreed to adopt Lily. On her first birthday, my nieces held a birthday party, complete with a home-made agility course. Lily LOVED it. I signed her up for classes and she took to it like a duck on water. I have since competed with her at the national level. I have also started 2 other of my rescue dogs competing. I can't tell you how many great people I have met by doing agility. I love it and the dogs love it. My little Lily and now Toto (who I rescued from a pound and had heartworm) have gone from throw-away dogs, to national agility competitors! They are wonderful companions as well.

More Adoption Stories

Read Even More Happy Tails

Here are some more recent entries. Browse our archives or search for features that interest you.


I adopted my dog- my soul mate- as a puppy. He lived for 17 ...

Adopted from Lollypop Farm, Humane Society of Greater Rochester, Fairport, NY

Bella aka "Pooter"

I saw Bella on in 2013. When her pictures were ...

Adopted from HOPE Animal Shelter, Tucson, AZ


My Daughter talked me into going to look at this raggedy dog ...

Adopted from West Valley Animal Services, West Valley City, UT

Read even more Happy Tails