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Nothing warms the heart more than a successful adoption! Please share your story today! *Only pets adopted specifically from the Souris Valley Animal Shelter may be posted here.

Stephanie Perez

July 14, 2012 was the best day of my life. My Momma and Dad came to take me back to my forever home. I first met my Momma and Dad a couple months earlier when they came to check out the animal shelter and all the puppies inside. As Momma walked by my kennel I sat pretty, tucked my tail in, and looked up at her with my big puppy eyes. I told her, 'Please take me home. I love you. I need you.' While my neighbors were barking away I just waited until she noticed me, and she did right away. Momma says she instantly knew that I was her baby and she was going to do anything and everything she needed to do to take me home. It took a while for her to figure everything out but she always came and visited me! See, I'm a little special, so they tell me, and not everyone wanted me like the young pup next to me. I only have 2 teeth and I am what my Momma calls an ' old fart'... Whatever that means. I just know I have been around for a while and have seen a lot of things. A lot of people didn't want me because of this but Momma didn't care. She loved that about me. Anyway, where was I, oh yes, Momma came and visited me. She would always tell me, " Don't worry baby, you're coming home soon!" Well sure enough, a couple days later Momma and Dad came in and sprung me from that place. We had so much fun ( except that nasty thing called a 'bath' that Momma gave me! ) I knew once I walked through our door I was never leaving. Things have been going pretty good since that day. Dad didn't want me sleepong on the bed, but I gave him my puppy eyes and he picked me right up. I love cuddling up to my Momma and dad under the covers and they have plenty of blankets to burrow in and plenty of comfy places to sleep. We also like to go on walks and dad calls me a 'whipper snapper ' because I'm old but I act like a young pup. My Momma and Dad take good care of me and they tell me every day how much they love me. Momma calls me her baby and insists on taking me out to show the world how amazing I am and to tell people to adopt not shop for their furry babies. My family and I do a lot of things together, and Momma says I have a Gram and Pap, Aunt, and 2 furry cousins in Pennsylvania! They sent me presents and Momma says my furry cousin Karly is a puppy that came from a shelter too and that we would have so much fun together! I am so excited to take our trip to Pennsylvania to meet my other family!.... I hope we take the car, I love the car! I just wanted to tell everyone my story and tell them how much I love my forever family. Thank you SVAS for taking care of me until my Momma found me.