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town, pet's name, and when you adopted.
We adopted Butters on July 7th, 2018. We lived in Annapolis at the time, but have moved from there to Silver Spring
and now finally to our permanent house in Odenton. Butters has been a trooper with all of our moves! She went from a
scared, shy dog to a young lady with a lot of PERSONALITY!! All she needed was a little love. We are beyond grateful
to Small Miracles for giving us this angel and when we want another dog we will be back!!!
Julie and Peter, Odenton, MD (11/15/21)
I wanted to give you guys a 1 year update on our Bengie boy, formally known as Lane. Bengie is now a 60 lbs silky,
hyper boy. He is such a good boy and we couldn't be happier. Thank you guys so much for being a part of him being in
We had been searching for a new family member for months after losing our two dogs to serious illnesses.
When the notification popped up that Leo had been surrendered to Small Miracles, we had to visit him. The
staff was wonderful and obviously very attentive to the needs of their dogs. The application process was
straightforward, and the "interview" process was quite pleasant. We couldn't be happier with the newest
member of our family thanks to Small Miracles.
Bill, Alexandria, VA (10/24/21)
I adopted Zane in April 2021. Small Miracles rescued him from a shelter in Kentucky and, as an adult dog,
he had been waiting at Small Miracles for a few weeks when I met him. He came home with me in the
springtime and is adjusting to his new home so well! Zane loves going on walks (he trots along as fast as
little legs will take him), riding in the car, rolling in the grass, playing with other dogs, and sleeping
on the couch. We've been to training classes and he's very smart, picking up many new commands quickly and
learning how to walk on a leash (we're still working on how to manage around squirrels in the park!). He
is such a kind and loving dog!
Sarah, Baltimore, MD (10/3/21)
Patches loves everyone she meets. How this girl ended up in a high kill shelter is unthinkable. She is
the most loving dog ever. She loves her chicken parmesan dog snacks, car rides, walks, basking in the sun
on the deck and belly rubs. She has not had one accident in my house and is a gracious houseguest. It's
like she lived here her whole life. Moving to Maryland and not having family close by has been tough, but
this little girl is my new best friend. Thank you Small Miracles for rescuing her.
Show Family, (10/2/21)
A Pandemic, A New Dog, and Heartworm
We named him Murtaugh (from Lethal Weapon). He had that look that he was "too old for this...", but he
was just really sick with heartworm. We were immediately overwhelmed by his treatment plan, but Small
Miracles was there to help every step of the way. Murt immediately made our place his home. He seemed very
indifferent to dog things. He did not pull on his walks nor chase birds, squirrels, cats, etc. He did not
play with his toys. He did not want to interact with people or other dogs. He just wanted to be with us
and had separation anxiety. We headed into March with several months of treatment ahead as well as a
global pandemic engulfing us. We both were fortunate enough to work from home to be around and monitor
Murt with his treatments. By the end of June, Murt was heartworm negative! He now loves to pull on his
leash. He is easily distracted by squirrels, cats, dogs, and young children. He is not so sure about the
deer and is terrified of thunderstorms. He has three favorite toys and loves to play fetch and tug. His
favorite treat is peanut butter. He is truly a sweetheart. Thank you Small Miracles!
Steff and Mike, Columbia, MD (9/11/21)
It's been 3 months now since we adopted Mr. Bodine (formally Rider) and we couldn't be more thrilled. We
never thought we would have a puppy, or a lab for that matter, but when we met Bodie, we just knew he was
This guy came into our home and turned our lives upside down in the best of ways. He is everything we
didn't even know our family needed! Our family has always wanted an 'everywhere dog' and Bodie is
definitely that dog. Since joining our family, he has been camping, kayaking, out for coffee in the city,
easy strolls around the neighborhood, swimming at the beach, tons of puppy play-dates, and hiking along
the local trails. He rides well in the car, was gentle with our elderly kitty, and is amazing with our
son. Bodie has yet to meet a person or creature he doesn't like, and everyone everywhere compliments him
on being the goodest of the boys.
Bodie is gentle, playful, patient, snuggly, smart, silly, well-mannered, and just an overall wonderful
little spirit with whom to share our lives. We are so grateful to everyone at Small Miracles for bringing
us together! Thank you!
The Smutek Family, Baltimore, MD (9/8/21)
We adopted Bridget in April 2021. She is growing into the most beautiful dog. She loves her big brother
Tanner and fits with our family well. She loves to be in our pool but only if we hold her for now. I'm
sure by next summer she will be getting in on her own. She loves people (kids especially) and going for
rides with mommy and daddy. She still needs some training for jumping up when people first come but we are
working on that. She is living her best life and we are so grateful she is part of our family.
Deborah, Carlisle, PA (7/29/21)
We adopted Luna (aka Gaia) in February 2021. This is her success story!
This is our first pet and we were so excited to welcome her to a loving new home. Small Miracles Cat &
Dog Rescue made it such an easy and smooth adoption process. The second we saw Luna we knew that she was
the one for us. The volunteers told us that she had only been at the rescue for about a day and was just
transported from a kill shelter in West Virginia. We knew we wanted to give her a good home where she
would be so loved. She was extremely shy when we first adopted her and is still warming up to people but
she is perfect! She has opened up so much in our home and we couldn't be happier. She now plays with toys
and other dogs. We are so lucky to have such an amazing pet and best friend to share our home with. Thank
you Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue for giving us the chance to adopt such an amazing dog!
The Loney family, (6/28/21)
We adopted Luna (aka Keisha) in October 2020. This is her success story!
After we mourned the death of our old dog Eko, the entire family decided that we needed a new furry
family member. My daughter Mila searched far and wide on Petfinder, and submitted applications herself!
Soon, we were matched with Keisha. Everyone at Small Miracles was so loving to her and the other dogs.
Luna was the greatest gift. She loves the children, plays outside the whole day, and has learned to not
chew shoes very quickly! She is the sweetest, most cuddly and playful dog ever. She loves running around
in the park and sniffing around new adventures. We love her so much and know that she loves us! Thank you
Small Miracles for giving her another chance, and giving us the great gift of sharing our lives with her!
Sonia, Mila, and Felix, (5/12/21)
We adopted Ester (Clover) in November 2020 after she had been returned for being rambunctious. All I can
say is I have 2 very happy children who Love her with all their heart. After settling in with us we
learned she is a very sweet and loyal pup. She loves to play fetch and will run around in our yard for
hours with the kids. We are her furever home!
Tuxedo and Oreo
We adopted Tuxedo and Oreo (aka Rocky and Apollo) in February. We love them. The bonded pair play
together, groom each other, eat together, and usually sleep together. They love to be petted and to sleep
in our laps or next to us. They have the sweetest purrs.
Guy and Norma, Catonsville, MD (5/8/21)
This is Mazie. We adopted her April 7, 2020 and she's been with us for over a year now. She spent 8
months at Small Miracles and she was 3 years old at the time. She was pretty aggressive so we assume
that's why she wasn't adopted sooner. Actually, we were told she was their hardest to adopt cat they've
ever had! When we got to the shelter I had no intention of getting her until I sat on the floor and she
climbed right into my lap and sat there for 10 minutes. The person working that day was shocked because
she had never been that friendly with anybody before. Now, Mazie spends her days out on our deck or
screened in porch. She loves being outside and sleeps next to me on my bed every night. She now loves to
sit on people's laps and play with catnip. She still can be a little crazy sometimes but that's why we
The Taylor family, (5/5/21)
I adopted Darry (formerly Spot) in March 2021. He's been the sweetest dog since the first day, but took
some time to get used to his new surroundings, get his confidence, and learn how to use the stairs. Darry
is now happy, confident, goofy, and an absolute angel. He loves going on walks through the woods and using
his beagle nose, chewing on his bone, making seal noises, and cuddling with his humans.
Daniel, Ellicott City, MD (5/5/21)
Aura, a small respiratory compromised, 10 month old kitten was adopted Feb 26th 2021 and had been
thriving ever since. Once timid and shy, she has now blossomed into an adventurous and affectionate pet.
Aura's adoption process was initiated by our 16 year old son who loves cats and was instantly drawn to her
when we first saw her at Small Miracles. When we took Aura home, we sequestered her to a room occupied by
our son as she got used to our house AND to our older miniature husky. Within a week the two were getting
along like old pals! The dog and cat chase each other around the house playing tag from time to time or
can be found napping near each other. Aura is no longer wheezing as bad as she once was and gets lots of
exercise traversing our 3 floors investigating many of the outside views. Our family should have named her
Ninja and she often follows us everywhere we go, surprising us as she intertwines herself between our feet
as we walk or turn a corner. I think we are going to have to put a bell on sweet Aura! When bedtime calls,
she sometimes sleeps with us, curled up around our necks or at our feet purring away.
The Wagoners, (4/26/21)
Just wanted to show you how well Orchid is getting along. This is our sweet dog Penny (formerly known as
Gumdrop) also a Small Miracles graduate. Thanks again for the match!
I adopted formerly Cookie in February 2021, now I call her Scout. The 2 year old Cairn Terrier. She is
great and so sweet. She greets everyone she meets, loves the dog park and playing with her friends. She is
always happy and loves to cuddle. Best dog ever.
Linda, Ellicott City, MD (3/31/21)
We adopted Coco (formerly Lucky) at Small Miracles. He blends in with our family perfectly! He is a
loving dog who is very affectionate, cuddly, obedient, and calm. We trained him to do many tricks too!
Ko Family, Laurel, MD (3/31/21)
My husband and I adopted Belle, renamed Daisy on 3/6/21. I was hoping for one of her brothers but she was
available and so cute! We have been so happy with her. Daisy has her own wardrobe of pink dresses and
frills even down to her pink bed. My husband and I have only had boys so this is our chance to spoil a
girl. She was 8 weeks old and 6 lbs when we got her, she has gained 2 lbs and is starting to grow into her
legs. We think she is part Rat Terrier the way she looks and acts. She is very curious, fast, very food
motivated, and loveable. We are working on the potty training, thank goodness we have an older dog that
looks out for her and she is learning from him. She is still a baby and needs her naps. When she is tired,
she will curl up on your lap and fall asleep. She loves to cuddle and be covered up.
Thank you Small Miracles for the quick and easy adoption process. The puppy bag with toys, Hills Science
Diet for Puppies, the harness, towel and all of her paperwork was very much appreciated!
Ed and Natalie, (3/30/21)
As we go through the holiday season, we are forever grateful for Small Miracles! We received our precious
Bindy Baby from you 7 years ago. Our friend Belinda was fostering her mother when Bindy was born and we
welcomed Bindy into our home as a puppy on Saturday November 16, 2013. A day we won't forget. Our pets are
very much our children. We couldn't be more thankful for the joy and comfort Bindy brings us. She loves to
play catch with soft toys and go on long walks with her sister Ally. She is easily and well trained
allowing Ryan (from the stroller to now at age 4) to walk her at the easy command of "the baby has you".
She loves to watch the sunset at our beach home playing in the sand and surf but also enjoys snuggling up
for movie nights on our laps (big lap dog) in front of the fire on cold nights. 2020 has been a
challenging year and having Bindy has made it so much easier.
Thank you from the The Teal Family, Millersville, MD! (12/23/20)
We adopted Ramsey (then Peter) Nov 14, 2018. He is such a happy boy and loves his life. His favorite past
time is sitting on the back porch with me, watching the world go by and making sure I am safe from harm.
He brings me so much joy. I am so grateful for him. Thank you for all you do small miracles!
Jaime, Joppa, MD (12/9/20)
I adopted Noel from you guys in July 2019. She loves to sit on the window and look at the birds and
rabbits in the yard. She will immediately jump into your lap as soon as you sit down. She's very loving,
and also loves playing with her mouse toys occasionally. She loves laying in her bed and sleeping the day
Rami, Baltimore, MD (11/19/20)
Kloud and Misty
I adopted Kloud (formerly Kiefer) from Small Miracles in February of 2018. He is very cuddly, playful,
and friendly. He loves belly rubs, long walks, and sniffing everything! In November of 2019, I adopted
Misty (formerly Zelda) as a puppy weighing less than 3 lbs. Now she is 14 months old, weighs 10 pounds,
very energetic, and loves to play with our cat! We are so happy we were able to adopt them and they are
loved by us.
The Woo Family, Jessup, MD (11/16/20)
Nearly two years ago, on 11/11/2018, I adopted a 5-month-old kitten from Small Miracles. Milo (formerly
Tupac) has become my pride and joy. He is incredibly playful, sweet, and entertaining. Though he's very
anxious around new people, he warms up to them pretty easily. He gets along well with my family's
8-year-old Cavachon, Charlie. I even find him playing with the dog's toys sometimes! He's very vocal and
loves attention, especially when he wants to play fetch with a hair tie. Everyone in my family is
incredibly grateful to have him in our lives. Thank you, Small Miracles, for all that you do!
A year ago, we adopted our beagle mix Freya (formerly Adolin) as a 8 weeks old puppy. She brought a lot
of energy to our family life! We could not be happier with her. We fell in love with her and she has truly
made us her pack! She loves going camping and protecting us from squirrels, taking long naps in somebody's
lap and sniffing through the woods. We are so happy Freya is a family member. Thanks to everyone at Small
Miracles Rescue for all you do!
The Sims Family, (10/9/20)
Curley and Mr. Noodles
I adopted these two sweethearts in about 2013 from Small Miracles. We renamed them Curley and Mr.
Noodles, and they're brothers. They are just the most wonderful cats, we love them so much! Thank you for
Lee Anne, (10/5/20)
Me1 and my Mom adopted Suzanna (now Coco). She was adopted on 6/25/2020. She is a loving, smart, and
adorable 12 lbs, 1 year old Chihuahua mixed Jack Russel Terrier. When we went to check out the selection,
we had our eyes on a poodle, but she wasn't a fit for our family. We were going to leave but they showed
us Coco and we wasn't very fond of her. When we walked away she let out a cry and when i went back she
quieted down, it was love at first sight. My mom filled out the paperwork and they said it was going to
take 72 hours to see if we got approved. 1 day later i couldn't wait any longer so i texted Small
Miracles, and asked for the status. They told me that the owner had the information. I was sad so i took a
nap, waking up to my mom screaming she's coming home tomorrow. I was so excited i cried. I went to the
store bought her a lot of toys and treats and outfits. She is the perfect fit for our family. She's
playful and humble and loves us so much. She loves car rides and walking. She loves to get her picture
taken. I am so happy with the service at Small Miracles. Thanks for helping me find the best thing that
has ever happened to me. I struggle with depression. My mom has noticed a complete change in me since we
brought home Coco. We are her forever home. We love her so much.
Wanted to give you all an update on Oscar: he came into our lives in March of 2018 and he is now over
three years old. I remember finding him online and waiting outside of the shelter in the freezing cold for
almost 45 minutes because I wanted to be sure I was the first one to meet him. He was easily the best
decision that we've ever made. It took some time to get Oscar adjusted to the house and properly trained,
but he has come such a long way. His favorite activities are going to the dog park to play with his
friends (he's very popular), going on long walks and snuggling with Mom and Dad. He brings out the best in
both me and Sara, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to give him a wonderful life. Thank you to Small
Miracles for helping us start our little family. We are eternally grateful.
Mike and Sara, Baltimore, MD (6/16/20)
Hello! I adopted Molly from Small Miracles in May of 2017! She's been nothing but a blessing and joy to
have in my home. She's a sassy little thing with a lot of spunk and personality. I still remember the day
I adopted her. I was initially looking at another kitten and she kept smacking my elbow from a cat cube
right next to the one I was looking at. I knew she had chosen me and I had to take her home :) She has a
brother and two sisters in the home that she loves to snuggle with. Going on 3 years of having her and I
love my little furball a little more each day <3
Aimee, Baltimore, MD (5/22/20)
Hi! Thought we would give an update on our handsome boy Jackson (formerly "George"- adopted on Nov 8,
2018). Sorry it took so long for an update, he keeps us very busy. He is now almost two years old, 63lbs
and healthy! Jackson fell in love with his home in Annapolis, MD and was house-trained in no time. Fun
Fact: Lands End used Jackson as a model in their Fall 2019 shoot in Downtown Annapolis. Now we are in
Salisbury, MD and he loves it. Jacks loves anything outdoors - walks, runs, beaches, and his favorite -
hiking. He's a big snuggler and enjoys curling up under the blankets when it's time for bed. Jackson is so
friendly to everyone, especially kids and other dogs. He loves going to the dog park to see his friends
and run around and wrestle. Thank you Small Miracles.
Bobby and Kaleigh, Salisbury, MD (3/24/20)
Good morning! I thought I would send in an update for "Zoey" who is now our beloved Leeloo. We adopted
her on January 23rd and she has melded seamlessly into our family. She loves to play with her "big sister"
Penny, cuddles her humans big and small, and is the sweetest floppy bundle of love. She even does great
with our free ranging chickens, and loves being outside as long as we will let her. We did get a few
surprises, as she was reported to be 4 months old by the person who surrendered her, but our vet aged her
at only 10-11 weeks. This means that she has a LOT more growing to do than we expected, and is already
edging close to 40 pounds at 5 months! But it's just more of her for us to love. We could not have asked
for a better companion, and I am so grateful that she locked eyes with me and told me she needed to be my
dog. Thank you Small Miracles!
Jaimie, Ian, Madelyn, and Charlotte, Sykesville, MD (3/6/20)
We adopted little Cotton Ball, a pretty 6 pound Maltese, on March 2nd, 2019 and she now is Lily. She has
my granddaughter, Rachel, to play with; my daughter, Noelle, to walk her; and me, grandma Elli, to feed
and brush and lay around with all afternoon. AND all of us to kiss, hug and LOVE her all the time! We are
so happy Lily joined our family and here's a picture of Rachel and our little Lily!
One year ago we adopted a tiny Maltese girl from you and we just celebrated her 4th birthday and next
week will be her Gotcha Day!! We just love our Lily and are so thankful for your rescue organization. We
take her everywhere and dress her up pretty. She's the very sweetest and loving little girl. Here's an
updated picture of Lily in her birthday dress.
Rachel, Noelle, and Elli, Timonium, MD (2/28/20)
Ten years ago this week (January 2010), in the middle of Snow-pocolypse, an abandoned cat named Polly
gave birth in a foster home (Wolter family) to five kittens named for The Simpsons. I adopted the one
named Homer who subsequently chose to answer to Baby. Here is a recent photo of him. He is such a good
boy, alive and well living at Dupont Circle in DC.
Victoria, Washington, DC (1/27/20)
Zin and Shiraz
Our long term success story: We adopted two tuxedo kittens in March, 2013, litter-mates Zin and Shiraz.
Today is their seventh birthday. We love them without limit. They brighten our lives in so many ways:
their antics at play make us laugh, we cherish snuggle time, and can't do anything but smile at them when
they snuggle with each other. We call that their "cuddle puddle". We've learned not to buy fancy cat toys
-- they prefer the boxes and bubble wrap more than the toys! We're so grateful to have them that every
Christmas we make a donation to Small Miracles on their behalf in loving memory of their predecessor,
Jazz, a tuxedo who lived to be 21 years old.
Zan and Gordon, Catonsville, MD (1/27/20)
I adopted Murray (formerly Ranger) in June of 2016 - he and his brother Ripley were an owner surrender in
WV. I don't even have the words to describe how adored my little dude is - everyone he meets is
immediately charmed by his adorable face and quirky persona. I call him my "circus dog", because from the
day I brought him home, he's always doing all sorts of jumps, twists, and twirls! He loves turkey, toys
that make animal noises, and he snores louder than anyone in the house. He's quite the little traveler:
he's gone on several family vacations (he's an experienced hotel pup!), lived in NYC, and even charmed the
conductors on Amtrak. Murray's a happy little guy and I love him with all my heart. I can't thank Small
Miracles enough for bringing us together.
Cheney, Ellicott City, MD (1/27/20)
We adopted Willow (previously Indigo) on Dec 7, 2019 and we are happy to say she is thriving in her new
home. In the 3 weeks that we've had her, she has gained 11.3 pounds, she has learned the "sit" command, is
quickly learning (yet hasn't fully mastered) the "down" command, and we are currently bell training. She
is doing great with crate training as well, and while she is still a little fearful of the outside world,
she LOVES being inside with her family. She is such a sweet puppy, and we are so grateful to Small
Miracles for rescuing her, and allowing her to be a part of our family.
We adopted Moira in February of 2019. She is a 10 year old lab with Cushings disease. We just wanted to
give her a peaceful end of days as she was not expected to live a normal lifespan. She was tested at our
vet and the Cushings was confirmed. We fed her whatever she would eat. When she stopped eating altogether
we made brown rice and boiled chicken for her. She ate that and when she began going to the bowls of the
other dogs in our home and eating the leftover dog food we gradually put her on a normal diet. The vet
then discovered that she had lymphoma and had 2 months to live. That was in April. At her last visit to
the vet in August she showed no signs of Cushings or lymphoma. The vet has no explanation and just said
keep doing what you are doing. She is a treasured member of our family. She has learned new tricks and has
a true sense of humor! She is wicked smart and loves to play with our boxer rescue. We only meant to give
her a peaceful end but what we got was a wonderful dog who gives us great joy and laughter. I did not plan
on falling in love with this animal but we all have and will enjoy her for as long as God gives her.
Scout and Bean
We adopted Bean (the puppy formerly known as Siena) the week before Halloween. We got her to help Scout
(formerly Helena) who we adopted in February and needed a friend. Both babies are amazing and we love them
Nicole, Mark, Scout and Bean, Havre de Grace
I adopted Ollie in September 2019. We fell in love at first sight and from day one he has fit in
perfectly at home! He loves sleeping on me, sitting on his window perch while watching squirrels, playing
with his toys, and giving kisses. He is the most gentle, loving boy. Both of us could not be happier.
Thank you for helping Ollie and I find each other!
Stephanie, Baltimore, MD
Jayda (aka Reenie) arrived at Small Miracles 10-14-18. We took Jayda home on 11-02-18. She is the best,
most caring dog I have ever had. Her previous owner abandoned her on a hill with her litter of pups in VA.
Small Miracles saved her from a kill shelter, and I can't thank the Small Miracles team enough. She made
herself right at home. She sleeps with us, but doesn't mind sleeping on her bed in our room. She is great
with kids and other dogs; squirrels on the other hand get her undivided attention lol. I think she is just
curious and wants to play with them. She feeds off of people's personalities. My niece is very outgoing
and energetic, therefore Jayda will jump and lick her. Our friend's son is afraid of dogs, and Jayda will
walk up to him and sit to let him get comfortable with her. It might sound crazy to some people, but
that's how amazing she is. She is a blessing to our family and we will continue to match her love. If you
are considering getting a pet please, please check out Small Miracles or any other adoption center. Thanks
again to everyone at Small Miracles.
Joe and Nicole
We wanted to pass along that we are so happy with our rescue pup from Small Miracles! We adopted Bruno
(formerly Jacob) in October 2018. We were sure he was going to be a big dog, but it turns out he is only
30 pounds - we are constantly trying to guess his mix of breeds and have settled on some sort of
long-haired dachshund mix. He's full of personality and always has us laughing.
Mary, Baltimore, MD
Bandit and Patch
I adopted Bandit and Patch (formerly Rob and Ray Ray) in August 2018. They are brothers and have been
inseparable since I brought them both home. They are 1 year old now and they enjoy playing together and
watching the birds through the windows. They have brought so much love and I am so glad I decided to go to
Small Miracles Rescue for my new family members. I first saw Rob at the Petco in Columbia MD, where I
work, and wanted him to come home with me along with a playmate from the shelter. Everyone at Small
Miracles is helpful and friendly and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a new pet.
Christi, Dulles, VA
I adopted Camden (Sir) on June 25, 2019. I fell in love with him the moment I saw his picture on the
Small Miracles website. It was the best decision I have ever made because he has brought me so much love.
His fur sister Sadie adores him and thinks he is her baby. Camden is a sweet boy and is loved by everyone
he meets. I look forward to loving him for many years to come. Thank you Small Miracles.
Linda, Glen Burnie, MD
My fiance, Gary, and I adopted Molly, a beautiful chihuahua mix, from Small Miracles two months ago
(April 2019), and she has brought so much joy to our lives! We saw Molly online when we were looking to
add a dog to our family, and fell in love with her at first sight. She loves to go for walks around our
neighborhood, chew on her toys, and just hang out with us! Her favorite spot in the house is between us on
the couch watching TV. I can't say enough good things about the care she received at Small Miracles and
she has adjusted so well to our home. Thank you again for bringing our best friend into our lives!
Carrie + Gary, Columbia, MD
We adopted Leilani (formerly known as Sara Lee), a beautiful tortoiseshell domestic short hair two months
ago and it's been a joy to have her as part of our family. After losing our kitten we thought we would
never be able to love another pet, but Leilani came to our lives and stole our hearts in a second. She
spends the day playing with little fur balls, climbing the cat tree and biting my daughter's homework! We
currently live in Ellicott City, MD, but we are getting ready to move to Kentucky. Thanks Small Miracles
for bringing Leilani to our lives!
Katty Lora, Ellicott City, MD
We adopted Pumpkin, a beagle mix, from Small Miracles in February, 2019. We had recently lost our 17 year
old cat, and wanted to expand our household with a rescue dog. We met Pumpkin at an adoption event and
immediately took to her. A week later, she was in our home! She has made friends with our Maine Coon mix,
and loves all people, big and small. So far, she has been to the Bay, the Ocean, Virginia, and to other
fun events. She loves going for rides and exploring her neighborhood. We love her so much, and she adds
tons of joy to our lives!
Jodie and Erin
Over a year ago I adopted my dog from Small Miracles and he is my miracle indeed. I just wanted to
provide some pictures! I lost his foster mom's contact information. He was known as Stanley at the time
and adopted February 1, 2018! His name is now Maximo (Max for short). He loves running around and chasing
birds on the yard. He knows a lot of tricks too like paw, high five, roll over, play dead, speak and lay,
he also understands them in Spanish! We love him so much and it�s exactly what our family needed.
We adopted Scout (formerly Helene) on Feb. 4, 2019. She is absolutely amazing! We live in Havre de Grace
so we walk her by the water and she loves it. We love her so much! She started puppy class today. Thank
you, your organization is wonderful!
Nicole, Scout, and Mark, Havre de Grace
We adopted Ella just before Christmas this year (2018) and she has been an absolute joy! She fit right in
with my other 2 dogs and has adopted my female, Becca, as her older sister. She�s very caring toward my
blind and nearly deaf male dog, Smokey, as well. She�s adorable in her own right and I can�t say enough
good about her. Our adoption experience with Small Miracles was also problem free. They worked with us to
find just the right dog.
Debbie, Shane, Ella, Becca and Smokey
We adopted Coco (formerly Missy) just 10 days ago (11/30/2018) and couldn�t be more pleased. Coco is a
bright, fun-loving, active young Beagle mix that is a welcome addition to our family and a great companion
for our other Beagle mix dog. Small Miracles is a great organization that is well run and with a
knowledgeable staff. We were able to complete the adoption process within 24 hours of first meeting Coco.
I highly recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a rescue pet.
Frank and Xiaolin, Middletown, MD
I'd like to tell you about my success story with "Adele". Her name is Ellie Mae now. Adele wasn't country
enough. This good girl is the best little spoon a cuddler could ask for! And too hot for a personal
heater! But, I can't go to bed without her. She was also my inspiration for a painting. She's definitely
my best friend - thank you Small Miracles. (November 2018)
Our family adopted Buck (formerly Louie). He's become a big part of our family and fits in so well! Buck
is growing fast and getting bigger every day. We love him and are so happy we adopted him! (November 2018)
Dewey and RO
I adopted brother and sister, Dewey and RO (formerly Puff and Pandora) in August 2018. It didn't take
long for them to feel comfortable in their new, forever home. Dewey and RO are very playful and in between
their many cat naps they love to chase each other around the house, playing with their toys. I couldn�t
imagine my life without them. Small Miracles was absolutely wonderful to work with. They take in so many
precious animals who need loving homes and handle them all with such care. Thank you, Small Miracles. Not
only do you rescue them, they also rescue you. <3
Taylor, Ellicott City
My husband and I adopted Dinah (Courtney at the shelter), a brown tabby cat, a few weeks ago (September
2018). At first, she was afraid of our cat, Darcy, but she learned that all he wants is to play. Now they
spend their time together, and they seem so happy! Dinah is rambunctious and curious, a sweetheart who
loves to eat, play, and cuddle. Everyone at Small Miracles was working so hard and so kindly to help the
animals find homes when we visited. Thank you for helping us welcome Dinah into our lives!
Jennifer and Tony, Laurel
My boyfriend and I adopted Calix (formerly Charlie) in June 2018. He is a very friendly, energetic 8
month old puppy who is still growing into his ears. According to his Wisdom Panel he is a
Boxer/Collie/German Shepard/Chow/Lab/Coon hound mix! He is incredibly intelligent and therefore always
getting himself into trouble! He helped fill the puppy shaped hole in our home after my boyfriend's family
lost their long-time family dog. Small Miracles was incredible to work with and we recommend them to
everyone who is looking to adopt!
Grace and David, Columbia
We adopted Trixie (formerly Salomey) in July 2015. It was love at first lick! We fell in love with her
and her tricky ways. Since we picked her up from Small Miracles, she has been fun and very energetic. She
definitely keeps us in shape! She loves to chew everything, so we keep an eye out on her! The staff at
Small Miracles were very informative and helpful with the process. She has found a forever home, and we
can't be happier! Thank you again, Small Miracles!
Chris and Janet
I adopted Captain Jack Sparrow in 2012 at Macy's Annual Shop For A Cause. Moira just happened to have him
with her, and it was instant love at first sight. Jack is a special needs kitty, blind in one eye and half
deaf. He is the light of our lives and one spoiled kitty. We love little Jack! Thank you, Moira and Small
We adopted Bruce Wayne (formerly Coal) in the beginning of June 2013. He is a black Lab mix and loves
playing, playing and more playing. Bruce already is friends with everyone and is the most popular member
of the house. He has started puppy kindergarten and is learning very fast. Thanks for helping us find a
new family member.
Cynthia G. Langford, Columbia
We adopted Frankie (formerly Bubble) in May 2013. We had recently lost our 14-year-old calico, and my
daughter convinced me to "go look at" the cats at the rescue. The staff could not have been more helpful.
When my daughter and I sat down, Frankie came up between us, curled up, began to purr and went to sleep.
He truly adopted us. Frankie has made friends with our 100-pound Lab, our husky mix and our 13-year-old
female cat who likes no one. Our sincere thanks for rescuing this sweet boy and allowing us to make him a
perfect new member of our household.
The Brooks Family
I just wanted to say that Daisy has settled into her furever home quite nicely. Her best bud is a 149lb
rotti, who she rules, and her favorite place is on the arm of the sofa, looking out the window. At least
twice a week, she goes to work with me, where she has appointed herself sentry to my cubicle. Yes, she is
definitely momma's baby girl!
Kimberly Collins, Catonsville
Leo, Teddy Bear and Vinny
In January 2010, I fell in love with Leo (formerly Ginger), and he immediately bonded with my mom's cat,
Joey. When Joey passed away in November 2011, I went to Small Miracles again. We brought home Teddy Bear
(formerly Gordon), and my mom and I both fell in love with him! When my mom moved out, she took Teddy with
her, and I wanted to find my own Teddy! I adopted Vinny (formerly Reese, pictured) in June 2012. He is
such a joy to have around, and he loves to wrestle with Leo. Any time I know someone looking for a new fur
baby, I always tell them to check out Small Miracles!
Samantha Haugh & Michael Myers, Ellicott City
Valentine (formerly Sheba) is my young Norwegian Elkhound mix. I was smitten by Small Miracles'
description of her: a small, quiet girl in need of a little exercise and attention. So, I adopted her in
March 2013. I had no idea how big and wonderful her personality would be once she came out of her shell!
She arrived housetrained, well-mannered, incredibly sweet and eager to please. She's loving our daily runs
and is learning new tricks faster than I can think them up! We've been inseparable since the car ride home
from Small Miracles (she spent it curled up in my lap), and I can't imagine why this sweet girl was ever
given up. Thank you so much for helping me find her!
Michael Scuderi, Damascus