Six-year-old Journey had lived in a cage for most of her life. When her owner died, she was sent to an overcrowded shelter in rural Virginia. After a few days of staying, she was scheduled to be put down.

Luckily, Amy Creel of the Knine Rescue crew in Ashton, Maryland found out about the story of the pup and immediately came to her rescue.

Creel and the animal welfare team arranged the transport of Journey from the Virginia shelter to Maryland. Other community volunteers even helped out and took turns driving Journey to Ashton.

The rescue group was actually hosting an adoption event at Sunrise Senior Living Center a day after Journey arrived. She was featured as a guest at the event and she made a great impression on everyone – charming everyone with her sweet personality as she greeted everyone with her warm personality!

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Posted by Knine Rescue Inc. on Friday, August 16, 2019

The senior residents grew so fond of her that the senior center staffers decided to adopt Journey to be their “house dog” at the facility.

Now, Journey spends her days comforting residents, joining them for walks, and bringing joy to everyone at the center.

“To think that this dog who never had anyone care for her, now has a community of folks looking after her is nothing short of amazing,” Creel told Southern Living. “We are so happy for her.”

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