Two years ago, my husband and I traveled to South America. I came home with an illness that has forever changed me. I have been on every treatment plan imaginable and nothing has worked.

My doctor was very concerned with my mental health – I was very depressed and couldn’t get out of bed. I had been looking at rescue dogs for some time before my illness and was very sad to know that I was not well enough to take care of another animal. I had applied earlier but didn’t go further in the process due to this reason. Then, Jill contacted me. She was in need of a foster at the last minute and of course I agreed.

This is where it all changed for me.

Jax (the foster dog) was terrified of everything and I was scared that the union wouldn’t work. He held onto me so very tightly with his gorgeous little paws! He fell into the rhythm of our home with ease – I have two other dogs and a cat – Jax fit right in.

Since then, I am blown away at the healing power of LOVE. He and my other pets worked together and held me close. We napped together, healed together and slowly, I began to have a purpose. Some days Jax was the reason I didn’t commit suicide. Now, I am able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. I am so blessed to have met this little angel – sometimes the only way to stop feeling sorry for yourself is to focus on giving instead of taking. I gave Jax my heart and he saved my life. Now, that is a RESCUE.