A dog from a shelter meets its new owners for the first time and can’t stop hugging them

Maggie’s life was full of heartache until she met her permanent family. Now she can’t stop hugging her owners. Mary McCraw and her husband Mark had lost their dog Mishka, who had been rescued from cancer, a few months earlier.

The shelter dog meets her new owners for the first time and can’t stop hugging them

They weren’t sure they wanted to fill that void yet, but then they met Maggie. “She melted my heart,” McCraw said. “We lost our second dog a few months before we met Maggie and it was just a meeting in my mind.”

“At the time, I didn’t think I was ready for a new dog.” The rescue team planned a meet and greet and Maggie’s charm proved too strong for the couple to resist.

“I leaned over so as not to scare her and within seconds she was in my lap and in my life,” said Mark.

Her story broke our hearts.” Meeting her was love at first sight, it was an instant connection. We felt she was meant to be with us.” Until that happy moment, Maggie had received no attention and her previous owners had only used the dog for breeding.

The rescuers placed Maggie with a loving foster family where she was able to recover. After months of recovery she was finally ready for adoption.

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