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Mom secretly adopts shelter dog that her daughters fell in love with
Mom secretly adopts a shelter dog that her daughters fell in love with.
Alyssa Fike
05.28.21

Everyone loves having a furry friend to keep us company and make each day a little better with their presence. When these two girls saw a dog on the internet that would be euthanized unless she was adopted, they wanted to save her. Luckily for them, their parents wanted to do the same and surprise the girls.

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YouTube Screenshot - The Dodo

The mom, Toni, happened to be looking at dogs online with her girls when they came across Rosie.

While looking at dogs online, this mom’s youngest daughter, MacKenna, saw the ad for Rosie. Rosie happened to be at a kill shelter in Georgia, and the ad said if she were not adopted, she would be euthanized. MacKenna started crying and said,

“I don’t want this dog to die.”

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YouTube Screenshot - The Dodo

Another day, Toni went on the page again, and it said Rosie was no longer available. The two little girls didn’t know what had happened.

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YouTube Screenshot - The Dodo

Little did the little girls know, Rosie was on a transport to them.

The parents decided they wanted to surprise their daughters, and Rosie was on the way to become a part of the family. When Rosie arrived, she was obviously stressed for the poor pup who lost her family and wasn’t sure where her home was. Luckily, she was about to go to her forever home.

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YouTube Screenshot - The Dodo

Toni recalls,

“As I was rounding the corner to meet the girls, I had goosebumps all over my body, I just couldn’t hold it in any longer.”

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YouTube Screenshot - The Dodo

When MacKenna and Kerrington saw their mom walking to them with Rosie, they couldn’t contain their shock and excitement, making sure it was Rosie with Toni. The day the family got Rosie, she was supposed to be euthanized, and MacKenna started tearing up out of happiness and watching the video; it’s hard not to tear up with the little girl.

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YouTube Screenshot - The Dodo

The family definitely made a difference in Rosie’s life, but Rosie has a big impact on their lives.

When Rosie joined the family, she also gained a furry sibling named Ziggy. The first day Rosie came home, Ziggy was very confused and wondered who this stranger was in her home. However, it didn’t take long for Rosie and Ziggy to become the best of friends. Toni states the obvious,

“She wins everybody over.”

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YouTube Screenshot - The Dodo

Some shelter dogs have a hard time adjusting, considering they have been through many trauma in their short lives. However, Rosie was good with the young girls since day one, like it was meant to be. The girls say,

“She’s just the sweetest thing and she’s just an amazing dog.”

“The best part about having Rosie is… Everything!”

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YouTube Screenshot - The Dodo

This family couldn’t imagine their lives without Rosie, and luckily for us, they have an Instagram account for Rosie.

This family’s lives were blessed the day they found Rosie and saved her life, and now they couldn’t imagine life without her. To keep up with Rosie, check out their Instagram account, where they post awesome pictures of Rosie and pictures with Rosie.

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YouTube Screenshot - The Dodo

Check out this sweet video down below and listen to Rosie’s rescue story for yourself!

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By Alyssa Fike
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Alyssa Fike is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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