Care2 member Maria C. adopted her sweet dogs Shari, a black terrier / border collie mix and Brooke, part husky, all adorable, from the Winnipeg Humane Society. She can tell you what many people know from experience – adopting a rescue animal can have its challenges at the beginning, but the rewards, including unconditional love and a warm lap, outweigh everything.
“Both were abandoned and came with emotional baggage,” says Maria. Maria and her family adopted Brooke at 5 months old. She had some separation anxiety at first and went through a “destructive phase.” Brooke, who was adopted by Maria at 14 months, had been returned to the Humane Society twice because of her behavioral issues. Maria is the hero who saw Brooke for the amazing dog she could be. Maria took the time to train Brooke and most importantly love her as they worked through her issues.
“TLC turned them into amazing dogs,” says Maria proudly. “Both are loved tremendously!”
You can find the Winnipeg Humane Society and thousands of other amazingly dedicated rescue groups and animal shelters on the America’s Favorite Animal Shelter contest, cosponsored by Care2 and Adopt-a-Pet.com.
photo lovingly shared by Maria C., Shari and Brooke's pet guardian