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I adopted a puppy from you back in 2012, and her adopt-iversary was yesterday, so I wanted to write and let you know how she’s doing and how much she means to me.
As a 25-year-old working three different jobs in New Orleans—somewhat new to the area and missing my childhood dog—I decided to take a look on your website. It did not make any logical sense for me to get a dog, given my erratic work hours and uncertain future, but I saw a puppy on your site named “Lucy” and decided to go meet her. Our house had recently been burglarized, and I also knew a dog would make me feel safer.
The next day, I walked through the SPCA shelter and found Lucy with her sisters Kyra and Tanya in the very last playpen area. I played with them a bit, but the sister Kyra really took to me and fell asleep on my shoulder as I held her. At that moment, I knew I had to adopt Kyra.
Thankfully, my landlord (reluctantly) agreed to the adoption, and I took Kyra home. She became Moon Pie–named after my aunt’s childhood dog. Every day when I got home we would go to the dog park for an hour–this was the highlight of my day. On long work days, I would take her to doggy daycare so she could socialize and play.
She also started running with me. To this day, we still run at least three times a week together, and she loves to splash in the creek at the end!
I ended up moving to Philadelphia and then New Jersey. She’s come to three different apartments, and finally my first home with me. I met my boyfriend in 2016, and Moon Pie gained a sister dog and loving “dad”.
Moon Pie is eight years old now, and I can’t imagine life without her. She’s my constant companion–whether running, hiking, or snuggling. We look forward to many, many more years with her.
Thank you for all you do! I know you probably see a lot of the sad stories, but you should know there are so many happy ones, too, because of you!