If you’ve been following my social media for a while you know I have a rescue dog named Maggie.

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Maggie came into my life four years ago when my parents came home with her. It was a total surprise and, I can’t believe I’m doing this, but here’s a video of them surprising me and my sister Kendal. Excuse the quality, and excuse my pyjamas (I was still living the sleeping in till noon life.)

I still see her as that little puppy.

Screen Shot 2018-03-02 at 4.40.05 AM This was when we took her to get all her shots, and we discovered she loves car rides.

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This was when we gave her her first bath at home, and we discovered she hates baths.

It seems like I’ve known Maggie her whole life, but in reality she had a lot happen to her before she became part of the family. She even had a different name. Here is her ad on Manitoba Mutts Dog Rescue’s Facebook page (MMDR).

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Maggie’s mother was a stray in a northern Manitoban community. She was hit by a car, and then gave birth to a litter of puppies outside in the snow. One of those puppies was Maggie, and to this day she hates the cold. Her front paws are especially sensitive, and she doesn’t like when anyone touches them. Our freezing Manitoba weather was much too harsh for the newborn puppies. Unfortunately her mother passed away from her injuries.

Maggie, her siblings, and her mother were found by The Ark Project, a dog rescue run by a woman named Lily Lyn. She helps feed and rescue stray animals in need, promotes spay/neuter initiatives, transports animals, and much more. She collects animals from communities all over Manitoba. When she found Maggie’s mom and her puppies, she brought them to MMDR. MMDR found a foster until the puppies were old enough to be adopted.

This history is the reason why I have been working on a professional project over the last year and a half. I wanted to help save the stray animals in Manitoba, so I’ve made five promotional videos for MMDR and a YouTube channel and video for The Ark Project. Maggie has such a positive effect on my life, and I’d love for everyone to know the unconditional love an animal gives.

So if you’d like, check out the links and learn about these two organization that are helping the animals of Manitoba. Who knows, maybe you’ll find yourself a new pet.

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