It's a Match! A Dog Adoption Story: Julie and Cookie!

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We love this story of Julie who used AllPaws to search for a pet to adopt. She ended up using AllPaws to adopt a dog! She used AllPaws to adopt a Collie mix named Cookie from Oklahoma and she has given him a loving, forever home.

"What I know of Cookie's background is heartbreaking; she was one of 67 dogs seized from a notorious puppy mill in Tishomingo, OK. The conditions were so bad, there are hardly words to describe it - Cookie's estimated age is 9 years, and she'd had a litter of pups only 2 months earlier. The dogs were all kept in un-floored, tin-roofed wire cages that were about 3'x 3'. They ate, slept, eliminated and had puppies, all right there. They also, if Cookie is any indication, NEVER got any veterinary care or human interaction. And when I finally got Cookie home, the sound of wind in the leaves terrified her...as did the feel of grass under her feet!

From the puppy mill, Cookie was placed in temporary foster care with a woman who had 46 other dogs. Unfortunately, that ended up being a hoarding situation, and all 47 dogs were seized from her (poor Cookie...not once, but twice!). The Tulsa Humane Society stepped in and rescued Cookie and about a dozen other dogs and brought them back to their facility. I adopted Cookie from there.

I've had Cookie about a month, and she's learning to trust, to play, to accept affection, and most importantly, how to just be a dog, with no "job" or unrealistic expectations attached. This experience has been a blessing for the both of us!"

Awww…we love getting stories like this! At AllPaws, our mission is to help more pets get adopted so it makes us smile when we’re able to see a happy pet in its new forever home!

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