Dog rescue is not for the faint of heart. It takes a special person to give up their time and resources to help dogs that don’t even belong to them. Despite this, it also provides heartwarming rewards, especially when it comes to fostering dogs.
However, sometimes these wonder people fail in the sweetest of ways. They fall in love with a dog in their care and can’t bear to part with the pup they’ve been taking care of for days and maybe even months. The question then is, will the rescue allow them to keep the dog?
This man is crying happy tears because he’s just opened a very special present. Inside is a letter letting him know that he can keep Mary, his foster dog that he had grown so bonded to. He is overcome with emotion over the surprising news.
He had been caring for Mary, who had a rough start in life. She had been born in a shelter two years prior. She was placed with a rescue and foster, where she was bottle-fed and taken care of until she was old enough to be adopted.
However, a year and a half after her adoption, her original rescuer, Terri, got a call from a different shelter. Mary was there. Terri rushed to the shelter and was faced with a very neglected dog who was covered in scars, had fly strikes on her ears, and her tail had been chewed to the bone.