There is no place like home for the holidays. Yet, very few of America’s estimated 70 million homeless pets will ever get to experience what it’s like to have a home of their own. That is what could have happened to this sweet little pup, who was found wandering the streets by herself one cold holiday morning. Skinny and shivering and with one sealed eye, she was far from picture perfect. But this Imgur user reached out to her anyway, demonstrating the true meaning of the holiday season.

When they found her, this poor little girl was shivering. The world is a such a scary place for a dog out there alone!

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She was so hungry when they found her, she couldn’t seem to get enough food.

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After a night indoors, her eye still wasn’t looking any better, so they decided to take her to the vet.

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Now that she was feeling better, it was time to find this sweet little lady a forever home.

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Soon, they found a loving family who was looking for a little dog just like her! Her rescuers dressed her up in her fanciest outfit for the introduction. We never get a second chance to make a first impression!

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Although it is always bittersweet to see a rescued pup go on to their forever home, this one proved to be a perfect match. It was love at first sight!

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This heartwarming story about a pooch finding a home for the holidays is one example of how many people are helping animals, every day. And, while this story had a happy ending, many others do not. With ten million animals a year finding themselves on death row, becoming a foster for a needy dog like this one might be the perfect way to share in the spirit of the season.

If you are considering in adopting or fostering an animal, head over to your local animal shelter to learn more. You won’t regret it!

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