Wags to Riches – Stellaluna’s Tale

May 6, 2012

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I started my search for a dog on Petfinder.com.  Anyone who has visited that site knows how difficult it can be to find one dog out of the thousands posted.  I had a list of about 10-15 dogs that I was looking at when I came across one titled “Streator Terrier”.  The picture was a blurry close up of the dog’s face.  I could not tell what size or breed the dog was, but for some reason it caught my attention.  When I opened up the dog’s page, I saw that the dog was going to be euthanized within the next week or so.  Without even thinking twice, I clicked the email link and sent a message saying that I was interested in the dog.  It turned out that Pet Project had set up the page for the dog, who was currently at a kill shelter.  I was informed that Pet Project was going to get a few dogs from the kill shelter, and the Streator Terrier might be one of them.  Once she arrived at Pet Project, I received photos and a video of the dog. The terrier was the cutest thing I had ever seen.  The video brought tears to my eyes, and I knew at that moment that she was my dog.  My list of 10-15 dogs was immediately narrowed down to one.  The next day we made the hour and a half drive to Pet Project to pick her up.  I named my new best friend after my favorite childhood book Stellaluna, because she looks like a bat and the story was very fitting for how she ended up with me.   Stella is now very spoiled and loved so much.  I could not have asked for a more perfect dog.  Finding my little Stella has been the best thing that has ever happened to me, and I am so very thankful that Pet Project posted that picture of her!

— Jennifer England

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