“I would like to say that we rescued her, but the truth is she rescued us.”
- Bailey’s Mom, Marcie
Marcie, her husband Kurt and their four children from Fort Wort, TX had already had adopted a dog named Raven. But Marcie wanted another dog, though her husband wasn’t wild about the idea. However, when she saw that the Humane Society of North Texas was waiving all adoption fees as part of Free the Shelters, she convinced Kurt they should stop by and “play with the puppies.” They are a frugal family so having adoption fees paid was important to them.
Marcie and Kurt arrived at the shelter and that’s where she saw Bailey, a two year-old Boxer/Labrador mix also known as a Boxador, in her cage. She was a volunteer favorite despite being listed as a flight risk, with no known history other than this was her second run at a shelter. Unlike the other dogs Bailey was quiet and seemed sad. But when Marcie went into the cage, Bailey went up to her sat on her lap and put her head on Marcie’s shoulder. That did it. Bailey had found a home.
Marcie said that it was apparent that Bailey had a hard life because it took her time to warm up to her new family and trust them. Today, Bailey loves long walks and trips to Starbucks where she gets treats. Marcie describes Bailey as “sweet and loyal” who is delighted when it is 6 a.m. and her mom and dad’s alarm goes off and she can take her place in their warm bed.
Marcie said, “I would like to say that we rescued her, but the truth is she rescued us. There is a joy I can’t describe to coming home each day and being created by her sweet face. We are her entire world and she is ours. Thank you, Humane Society of North Texas, for making our family complete.”
The Cathy Kangas Foundation for Animals is pleased to share the personal stories from our families who have welcomed new members to their families through Free the Shelters. If you have a story you’d like to share, please email Laura L. Higgins at LHiggins@CathyKangasFoundation.org.