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Our story starts in September 2011. We unexpectedly had to put a beloved pet to sleep. After our hearts started to heal, we decided to look into adopting another rescue dog. We scoured for weeks and weeks. One late Friday night, this adorable puppy's eyes just called to us, we had to meet her, we had to have her. She was listed through Last Day Dog Rescue from Livonia, Michigan. Her name was Sonoma and she was listed as approximately 7 weeks old. We filled out the online application and were in contact with Sonoma's foster mom. After we passed our vet check and home visit, we got to meet her and bring her home! We had a dog tag made with her new name Daphne ready to go! When we picked her up, we learned about her story. She and her brothers were dumped off at a lake to fend for themselves at approximately 2-3 weeks of age. She had a lot to overcome when we first got her. She had coccidia, giarida and demodex mites. She lost a lot of fur around her eyes and on her nose. She never complained when it came time to take her medicines several times a day. We learned quickly that she was younger than we thought but is she smart! She mastered sit, stay and down in a matter of weeks. She has grown into a 1 year old dog who is happy all the time, people say seems to smile, listens well, loves people and other dogs and is just as sweet as they come. Even after a rough start, she has such a strong spirit! We can not imagine our lives without her! Thank you LDDR!!

Jill Smigielski
Fenton, MI

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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.

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