I became my dog’s fourth owner in a little over a year.  Mia, an English Bulldog, was born in Russia, imported into TN, sold to a family in NJ who decided she wasn’t “bully” enough for breeding purposes.  I looked at her and two younger pups, and Mia picked me.  I think she felt my grief over putting my home bred 13 year old English Bulldog Winston to sleep a few weeks earlier due to very old age.  Mia and I travel almost daily to a friend’s 300 acre farm where my horse is kept; she runs all over looking for groundhogs to chase no matter the season!  As I see her face turning white, I realize that both of us are getting on in  years.  She is a faithful companion, and even has a few rescued cats of her own!  I feel very blessed that she picked me when I needed picking up.  We’ve had a great eight year relationship that’s still going strong!

— Barbara from Florence, NJ