We like to emphasize that it takes a whole team of us to save these wonderful dogs, and sometimes it’s a real family affair. When puppy Jolene came in as a stray on a cold rainy January day last year she really needed some TLC. Luckily, five year old Emily was up for the task! They snuggled every day until Jolene felt ready to find her own family.

Emily and her mom, longtime GDR volunteer Michelle Douglas, agreed that Jolene's dream home would most likely be with a family that could snuggle her and keep her safe the way her foster family was doing, and that’s exactly what happened. So it looks like Emily’s and Jolene’s dreams came true! Thanks to Emily for being part of the team that saved Jolene!