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Emmie has crossed the bridge in the loving arms of one of our volunteers. She had a wonderful month that she would not have had if she would have died in the shelter. We are so very thankful that our volunteers open their homes and hearts to rescued Dogues, even if it’s for just a short time. Rest easy sweet girl.

Emmie (formerly Amelie) came into DDBR from a high kill shelter in Southern California. She was taken to the shelter when her owners could not treat a large lump on her leg. The tumor on her leg is Osteosarcoma and she is terminal. DDBR knew this going into the shelter to pull her. DDBR was notified about her at a point when she only had a few hours left before the shelter was going to put her down. We could not just let her die in the shelter. Within less than 90 minutes, we had a plan in place for Emmie and our volunteer was on the road to pick Miss Emmie up and make her last few days, weeks, months the best possible and completely filled with love. Our volunteer has opened her home to Emmie for as long as Emmie is comfortable.

Emmie is between 3 and 5 years old. Our volunteer said she is just the sweetest thing and just wants to be held, cuddled and kissed. She travels well in the car and is a joy to have in the home.