Texas Dog Rescued by Iowa Family on Vacation

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This comes from Life With Dogs fan Stephanie Gibson:

I just wanted to share this girl’s story… this is Lucy. She was disposed of by her former family on the streets of Dallas, Texas and found her way to the hotel where my parents were staying last week while visiting family.

Animal control ended up picking her up and taking her to the local shelter. My parents had to go back home to Iowa but my mom called to check on her day after day.

Ultimately the shelter said she would have to be euthanized because she wasn’t friendly enough to be adopted out. Unless, that is, our family wanted her.

My mom didn’t have enough vacation days left from work, but really wanted her, so my husband, my son, and I cancelled our vacation to make the 760 mile trip down to Texas to save her and take her home.

She is so sweet and I can’t figure out why anyone would ever let her go! She’s settling in so well and I’d do it all over again in a second! It’s been a life-changing experience.

52 thoughts on “Texas Dog Rescued by Iowa Family on Vacation”

  1. Love this story!!! Thanks for saving her … Karma is a B*tch and her previous “family” will pay!

  2. We have been adopting rescue dogs and cats for 20 years and it is always rewarding. Often times we could find good homes for them after the shots and spay/neutering.

    If a person is willing take on the job and do it well they will be repaid over and over by the love and interaction.

    Several years ago Betty White had funding for partial spay & neutering services at Animal Shelters and that was a life saver. I don’t know if that is still available or not.

    My thanks to family that saved Lucy and SHAME, SHAME on the people who abandoned!!


  3. Thank you so much for saving that beautiful dog!!!!! Thank you for your big heart!! This has made my day — usually all I read is horrible stories and it is so wonderful to read something good!!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. This reminds me that there ARE good people in this world!!!

  4. What a beautiful girl she is and what a beautiful act of compassion on your part…what a great example for your children to learn about caring for those without a voice. Lucy will no doubt be eternally grateful to you. Many blessings to you and your family. Thank you for sharing this story…this made my day!


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