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This is Sage. Sage is an almost 4-year-old Pit bull mix. A friend found her three years ago as a stray wandering around in a bad neighborhood. She was skin and bones, full of parasites, and scared to death of everything and everyone.
I went to my friend's house for a visit and Sage was hiding in the back of a cage even though the door was open. She told me not to go up her, but to let her come to me because she was so afraid. At this time, I had a 13-year-old Standard Poodle named Princess that needed a lot of attention because her health was deteriorating, so I had no plans of getting another dog.
While I was at my friend's house, just sitting on the couch, Sage ran over, snuggled up in my lap and fell asleep. I immediately fell in love. It was a long, hard road with lots of vet visits to get her back healthy, but the best three years with her. We have a bond I have never had with any other dog, and I am so happy to be her mommy for the rest of her life. It hasn't been an easy road from stray to house dog, but it was worth every second.
~ Submitted by Katelyn Harding from Memphis, Tennessee
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