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Every puppy has its place

"MOM , Spalding needs a home. Can you help her?"

It was my grown son on the phone, telling me about his friend's eight-week-old puppy named Spalding. In her short life, she had already had two different homes. Now she needed another one—a permanent one.

Shortly after she was born, she lived in an animal shelter for several weeks, waiting for someone to adopt her. Then my son's friend met Spalding and wanted to keep her. The friend told my son that after bringing Spalding home, she found out that her apartment building didn't allow dogs. That's when my son called me.

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April 3, 2000

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