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.

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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