"Every day she shows us how happy and thankful she is to be home."
Iris was rescued from a cemetery in a not so nice neighborhood. It was pretty clear that she once belonged to someone before because she was house trained and and very friendly. I was told this specific cemetery was a dumping ground for unwanted dogs. Iris lived there for a few weeks and was being fed by the workers. She was found curled up against a headstone of "Flossy Ferguson" which is now her nickname. One of the workers and his wife decided to rescue her and brought her home. This was right at the same time we were looking for a pit mix puppy. A mutual friend told us about her and we decided to meet her. It was love at first sight. She was silly and happy and affectionate. She came home with us two weeks later and she has been the best addition to our family. She is very smart and learns so fast, it's very impressive. One of the things that I love about her is that she helped change my fiancé's mind about larger dogs. He used to be afraid of them but she has proved that wrong. He loves her unconditionally. Every day she shows us how happy and thankful she is to be home. Iris loves being part of our family. She has every right to be bitter towards humans since the first part of her life wasn't so great with them. They threw her away like trash. Instead, she is full of spirit and loves life. She has taught me a lot about happiness.
– Nikole V., about her dog Iris
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