Katelyn Harding wasn’t expecting to welcome a new dog into her family when she went to visit a friend, especially a rescued Pit Bull who was “scared to death of everything and everyone.” But that’s exactly what happened when she met Sage for the first time. Here’s the rescue story she shared with DogHeirs.com:
“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
Katelyn shared this heartwarming story with DogHeirs.com as part of our Rescue Dogs are Family series back in February of 2013. If you have a rescue story you would like to share, feel free to submit it to us for consideration.