Candace Miller is a rather interesting woman. Like many people who love animals, she is interested in the health and welfare of any dog or cat under her care. She takes things a step further, however, and fosters dogs who need some special care along the way. Since she started doing this, she has saved more than 100 dogs!
As you can imagine, there are so many different dogs out there who need this special type of care that it will be difficult to choose the ones who needed it most. She has spent her time fostering many different types of dogs, including little puppies and adult dogs and even senior dogs who needed some special TLC. She has even cared for mother dogs who have had puppies but along the way, she has experienced the benefits that loving these dogs provides.
Penny was a special three-day-old puppy that she rescued. The mother was bread at a very young age and was too inexperienced to care for Penny. In fact, she rejected the entire litter and penny was the only puppy to survive.
Miller took Penny into her home and cared for her in the best way possible. She kept her on a heating pad and bottle fed her because she was so tiny and unable to care for herself. Miller’s other dogs, Kilo and Moo were there to help along the way, making sure that Penny understood what she needed to know as she got older.
Penny continued to make great progress but something else happened in the meantime; Miller fell in love with Patty. She didn’t adopt penny out to another family, she knew that her home was the best home for this lovely puppy.
Although the Miller home already had five dogs, Penny became number six. They get along fantastically but Penny has found the best friend in Moo. They are never far apart from each other.
All of the dogs in the Miller household a unique back story. Moo was nursed back to health by the Millers after he almost died from starvation. Kilo was almost euthanized but he was saved at the last moment. He helps Miller raised the other dogs.
“A lot of people think that because you get a dog that has been from a bad situation, it’s ruined,” Miller said. “The dog you see in the shelter is not necessarily by any means the dog you’re gonna have in two to three weeks after you get that dog home.”
Many dogs find the shelter environment to be extremely stressful. They begin to show their true personality when they land in a loving foster home.
Miller admits that these animals are incredible and that there is something special about adopting a pet from a shelter.
Consider adopting a pet if you would like an animal in your family. There are many shelters out there that could use your help.
H/T: Animal Rescue Site
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