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Hadley Mae

Animal Type: Dog

Pet's Story / Bio

Hadley Mae, formerly Ellie Mae, and I spent many months searching for each other. I had been looking to adopt a friend for over a year. I would always get my application in just shy of being on the top of the list or not be able to go to a showing and the pup I was going to meet would find a home. I was having a very difficult time in my personal life and was honestly about to give up on looking for a dog. I had "just missed" so many dogs at CARE and several other rescue organizations that I thought were going to be my new best friend and didn't have the heart to keep up the search any more. Life alone was hard enough, the disappointment of opening another email containing the phrase "I'm sorry, but so and so has already found a home. Have you looked at this dog?" Was getting to be too much. Then one day, Sarah from CARE emailed me a picture of the most precious brown eyed, brindle striped, little lady I had ever seen. Once again, circumstances kept coming up and the meeting kept being put off for one reason or another. Then, finally, the first Saturday of November, 2017, the meeting finally happened. I saw my girl sitting calmly amidst the craziness of a showing and some sort of festival in the Heights. I saw her from literally a block away and had no doubt. This was my girl. She watched as I walked up to her and stood up on the bench as I got closer. When I was standing right next to her, she looked me right in the eye and then laid her head against my stomach. It was as if she was saying "Mom! You finally made it!" At that moment we both knew we had found our new best friend. Hadley Mae had been on CARE for quite some time and I don't know how I missed her, but I know she was meant for me. I don't know how or why anyone passed this sweet baby up, but I'm so glad they did. She came home 2 days later and never acted like it was new. She hopped into my car like she owned it, and still does everyday. She walked into her home, knowing she was home. She brings light to my day every single day, no matter what. I can honestly say she changed my life and I can't imagine it without her. I could never think CARE enough for giving me my sweet Hadley Mae. I hope everyone who comes through CARE finds the joy we have! From the bottom of my heart, thank you! Stephanie