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We wanted to share a story with you that demonstrates the magic of fostering and the difference it can make in the life of a fearful dog.
Amelia came to the SPCA of Texas in November of last year along with 5 of her friends, rescued from cruel conditions by our Animal Cruelty Investigations unit. In the shelter, Amelia was a scared and anxious dog that hid in a crate inside of her adoption pod. The only time she came out to play was when her doggie friend Maggie visited her!
Thankfully, Amelia found a wonderful foster mom, Lana, who took her in and showed her what life was supposed to be like. At first, Amelia wasn’t too sure about life outside of the shelter, but her foster mom was patient and loving with her. Eventually, Amelia blossomed into the happy girl she is now!
Amelia was adopted into a loving home, and this is what they have to say about her:
“ I adopted Amelia almost a month ago from her foster mom and dad, Lana and John Payne! Amelia has settled in wonderfully and is taking to her other siblings just fine! Amelia loves to cuddle, play rough and tough with her brother Romeo, (the 2 yorkies don’t play because, well they’re old) 🙂
She loves eating breakfast in bed while mom gets ready for work, cuddling at bedtime and giving loves of kisses! I am so thankful I found sweet Amelia and a new friendship as well with John and Lana!“
Over and over again, our staff are amazed and overwhelmed by the difference we see in shy and fearful dogs who are able to be placed in a foster home where they can blossom into the happy and confident pets we knew they could be. The more foster homes we have, the more lives we can save!
If you are interested in fostering dogs, cats or small animals, please sign up at spca.org/foster and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. An open heart and a warm loving home is all our animals ask – if you have both, we want you on the team!
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