Helping Hounds Dog Rescue is highlighting compassionate dogs this Holiday season, who are in need of loving homes. Mack is one of those dogs, and, he wrote a letter to Santa! Read his story below.
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Thank you for the 7 Christmases I have seen in my life. They were wonderful. As you know, I am not a very big dog at 25 pounds but I have a big heart and I never knew how much it could hurt when it was broken. I sure do miss my family. Last Christmas I had it all. I am sure my family had a good reason for taking us to the shelter but it sure is hard to understand. My sister was able to find a family, but I was older and not as easy to find a home for. Then one day some rescue angels arrived and chose me to go to Helping Hounds on the Underdog Express. It was a long journey, but I am here now.
I spent some time with a foster family while they got me ready to go. I felt my heart start to heal as I cuddled comfortably in their laps. The fear I had felt for so long gave way to hope. I began to believe that I would be OK. If you visit their house on Christmas Eve, please leave something special in their stockings. It was not easy to say good bye to them when I got on that truck, but I knew they needed to let me go so they could help another dog in need.
I don’t need a fancy house Santa or even a big yard. Sitting in someone’s lap is what I love to do most. I enjoy my walks and can go on long hikes or short ones, whichever my person wants to do. I like having another dog in the house, but I’ll be OK if I am the only dog. Cats don’t bother me at all. I learned a long time ago if you just leave them alone they won’t scratch you. I know to do my business outside. I don’t mind a crate, but I sure would love to sleep snuggled up in bed with someone. I am kind to everyone I meet. I hope you have seen how well behaved I have been at all the places the people at HHDR have taken me to. I have had lots of adventures since I got here.
I sure hope you are able to find me a new family to love. I would be so happy if I were in my new home before Christmas comes. I can’t bear the thought of being nobody’s dog and having no lap to sit in on Christmas day, but I know I am safe here and with good people who will make sure I find a family of my own if you can’t.