Fall of 2016 I decided I was ready for another “big girl” to join our family. The previous fall we had lost our beautiful 15 year old shepherd/Rottie mix to cancer. I came across a picture on PetFinder of a sweet 10 year old black lab named Madison, whose quirky ears and gray muzzle grabbed my heart. She was being fostered by a wonderful woman, Mary Giordano-Grant, who works with Johnston County Animal Protection League. Within a week of filling out the application Madison was coming home! She was the sweetest, most mellow, most well behaved girl ever. With the exception of some initial dental concerns her health was great.
As she aged there were some normal concerns with her joints but she was able to get around well. On December 26, 2019 she suffered a stroke during the night. The next morning a caring vet helped me say goodbye. Though she only shared a few short years as part of our family I feel very strongly that she gave us the best years of her life and was appreciative of all the belly rubs & loving she received from all who knew her.
Too often older dogs are overlooked by someone who thinks they only want a cute puppy. Providing a responsible, loving home to a dog in their golden years is such a rewarding experience. JCAPL was so incredible to work with. Please consider adopting an older animal through their program.