Lesson #10: Stray Adoption is Rewarding

I know what you are thinking, who is the owner of this adorable dog? The answer is me. I am the lucky owner. Although Maggie (that’s her name) is happy now, she wasn’t always.

Maggie came into my home when she was only one year old. She was bait during dog fights so male dogs would become territorial and fight each other. She was shy, timid, and afraid of smooth floor surfaces (the fighting took place on concrete). Through love and time, she is now a loving dog who loves to howl, play, and take naps on her big plush bed. She will be turning 16 this April. The reason I am writing this article is to bring attention to the benefits of adopting a stray dog. Although having a pedigree dog is prestigious, there are some benefits to adopting a stray.

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