Skip navigation

no spam, unsubscribe anytime.
Skip navigation

On Christmas Eve 2007, in Tennessee, where we were born (our momma wasn't spayed like she should have been) my twin sister and I were dumped like trash and scheduled to die.

A nice woman called out for help (her name is Debbie) and we were taken out of the bad place and brought in a big truck way up North, to Connecticut. We were in a big, safe house with our new foster mom, Kim and all her great dogs (Tai is my favorite foster brother). We had fun, played in the pond and learned to be good girls.

One day, Kim took us to the Pet Smart and this lady was there to meet us. She brought her Goddaughter and they drove from a place called New Jersey, just to see us. She said if Kim liked her, one of us would be her puppy and she'd be our forever mom. I liked her right away. She smelled like a nice lady and she loved dogs, I could tell.

I liked her so much I took a nap on her lap, right on the Pet Smart floor. Kim told us her name was Mari and that she thought since I was more independent, I'd be a great best friend for her because I'd be an "only dog".

We drove home to my new house where I have a fenced in yard and a deck! Mom named me MacKenzie. I went to dog school and I was the valedictorian! I love my mom and she says I am the light of her life. We play catch and do all sorts of fun stuff together. My twin sis Avery got adopted the very next day by a nice family, too. We exchange emails and birthday gifts!

Mari Ippolito
Cedar Grove, NJ

Read other stories!

Spoil Your Pet

Help Animals In Need

Subscribe to RescueBox! Every month you'll receive a box of premium products your pet will adore. Your subscription funds a donation of 2 vaccinations and 5 pounds of food to shelter pets in need each month!

Get 10% off your first order! Use promo code GGRB10CENT at checkout.

Choose Your Pet:

SEE HOW IT WORKS »

The Animal Rescue Site Home Page

The Animal Rescue Site was founded to provide food and care for rescued animals in shelters. With a simple, daily click of the purple "Click Here to Give - it's FREE" button at The Animal Rescue Site, visitors help provide food and care for rescued animals. Visitors pay nothing. Food and care is paid for by the site's sponsors and distributed by charity partners of The Animal Rescue Site. Visitors can help more by shopping in The Animal Rescue Site store. With each item purchased, shoppers funds food and care for rescued animals in need. The store offers a wide array of items to show your support, as well as fair-traded and handcrafted items from around the world.

Lilac Paws Shower Curtain
Share this page and help fund food & care: