Stories courtesy of The Shelter Pet Project

SOL
ADOPTER:  Melissa Logan

LOCATION:  Newton, NJ

SHELTER:  Animal Haven

WHY SOL IS SO SPECIAL:
Despite abandonment, clear signs of prior abuse, and a surprising diagnosis of early stage renal failure at age 2, Sol has proven himself to be a dream dog. He loves everyone, no matter what age or species. He was the best foster kitten "mom" - gentle, attentive, careful. When I am sick or sad, he will stretch his lanky body out next to me so every inch of his back is touching me. He is loyal, obedient, and when you look in his eyes you can tell he has a soul. He's a special dog for sure.

IF YOUR PET COULD TALK, WHAT WOULD HE OR SHE TELL US ABOUT YOU?:
That I am a fierce and persistent protector of all my pups, and if I sense something is wrong, there's nothing I wouldn't do to set it right again.


JESSIE
ADOPTER: Megan Kuzniewski

LOCATION: Malverne, NY

SHELTER: North Shore Animal League

WHY JESSIE IS SO SPECIAL:
When our German Shepherd Sammy died, my family was heartbroken. Soon after, we got Belle, our black lab from a wonderful lab rescue in South Carolina. A year later we decided to get another dog, so we went to the shelter because we only get rescue dogs in my family. Jessie is a German Shepherd-Sheltie mix who looks like a Shepherd but is the size of a Sheltie and the doofiest ears you've ever seen. She's so affectionate and the sweetest girl you've ever met.

IF YOUR PET COULD TALK, WHAT WOULD HE OR SHE TELL US ABOUT YOU?:
I have the best family ever because they spoil me like crazy and love me with all their hearts.

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