Rescue Dog Proves Love Overcomes All

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes a dog whose love knows no bounds, looking for a home of her own.

By | Posted: February 12, 2014, 4 p.m. PST

Poodle, Dream, Photo from Helen Woodward Animal CenterIn early January, the Helen Woodward Animal Center reported on the touching story of Dream, an abandoned Poodle who had been rescued from an overcrowded shelter. Dirty, matted and underweight, it was impossible to tell that Dream was pregnant. Dream lost all of her puppies but one, Cupcake.  

Weeks later, the Helen Woodward Animal Center received a puppy, Candy, who arrived in desperate trouble.  At less than half the weight of her siblings, the tiny baby was being trampled by her brothers and sisters, unable to get to her mother’s milk. Candy was stunted, weak, dehydrated and covered in bite wounds.

The staff decided to take a chance to save Candy by introducing her to Dream and Cupcake. Proving that dreams do come true, the bond was instantaneous.  Dream immediately took to Candy, snuggling her in, as though she were her own. Sweetly nursing the two puppies and keeping a watchful eye on both babies, Dream’s spirits seemed to lift.  The family was at last complete.  

"We love this little family and how each one has helped the others to heal, grow and become happy, trusting pets who have wonderful futures ahead of them,” says Helen Woodward Animal Center Inventory Manager LaBeth Thompson.   "It does my heart good.  The gifts they gave to one another will last a lifetime.”
Poodle, Dream, Photo from Helen Woodward Animal Center

Now the love of this unique family will have its ultimate pay-off.  Both sweet puppies are playful, healthy, socialized, and ready to begin their new love stories in their new homes. Dream will be available for adoption starting tomorrow.

For more information on Dream and for inquiries about adoption, please visit


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Eileen - 249708   Port Perry, ON

2/25/2014 4:13:30 AM

Dogs are very accepting animals and in this story it just proves this to be true.

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Bonnie   Dade City, Florida

2/14/2014 12:42:31 PM

Everyone knows that horses won't nurse another mother's baby. (Horses do not need to have been bred to make milk, you nurse them and by the end of the second day they are producing quantities of milk.) But the Lovely Leta, a maiden lady in her 20's does not read books. She was a terror when there were foals were delivered as she tried to steal them all. She had to be kept shut up when they were around. One day, the worst happened and a mother mare threw a clot and just went down and was dead long before the vet could get there. Could we get Lovely Leta to help us? Yes, we did,. In fact, she was nursing the baby when the vet arrived. Cleaned up the baby as she did not approve of the job we did and raised that bad boy as her own. The vet still tells me that it never works out except when Lovely Leta is involved. I am always happy to hear other stories of kind and generous mothers.

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Sheryl Quave   Vidor, Texas

2/14/2014 6:43:02 AM

This story made my day , after reading so many heartbreaking stories it was good to have a happy ending and I think dream would make a great addition to our family!

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