Kaylee, an eleven month old American Staffordshire Terrier who lived at Barcs Animal Shelter in Baltimore, eventually found her forever home when a nine-year girl made the decision to “adopt the oldest canine on the refuge”.

“I want to adopt an old dog,” Raven told her mom, Melissa davis. “one that no one else needs.”

melissa became touched via raven’s want, but she desired to make certain that raven knew what she would be moving into. an vintage dog, she advised her, might not be around very long. adopting an old dog is a wonderful thing to do, however it may also be emotionally difficult.

raven, however, changed into no longer to be swayed.

“i don’t need [dogs] to die inside the refuge,” she instructed melissa. “they don’t deserve to die alone.”

so, fortuitously, kaylee became welcomed into the family.

there has been indeed a few emotional trouble.

kaylee had cancer, and became given a analysis of most effective having months left to live. however raven and her own family had been determined to present her the satisfactory months of her life. they got down to create “kaylee’s bucket list”, and to fill her lifestyles with joy and love. in return, kaylee enriched their lives as nicely.

“kaylee has reminded us of the coolest within the world,” melissa davis wrote, in a tale submitted to the petco foundation. “[She has taught] my children… compassion in a manner i have by no means dreamed feasible. they fortunately gave up a vacation to disney international due to the fact we wanted the cash to pay for kaylee’s care. they informed me, “that’s ok. we wouldn’t need to go with out her anyway.”

melissa’s tale changed into submitted to the petco foundation as part of the once a year holiday desires marketing campaign –and it received! her prize: the exceptional possibility of assisting out kaylee’s former refuge home. the barcs animal safe haven won a 2017 holiday wishes supply of $10,000 to guide puppies nevertheless residing on the refuge. on pinnacle of this, kaylee’s tale received the grand prize of the petco foundation excursion desires humans’s choice awards, which turned into a furnish of $25,000. kaylee’s old pals at barcs now benefit from $35,000, and are capable of use these budget to guide puppies who have not but discovered their homes.

as for kaylee, she has given that handed the two month mark. she still suffers from certain health troubles, but she has received the best present of all: a domestic, and love from a circle of relatives.

thanks so much to melissa and raven’s own family for taking a hazard on a senior dog! as raven’s expertise indicated, each canine merits a loving home, regardless of their age.

happy holidays!