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If you love your new pet from Small Miracles and want to share your story and photo, e-mail our website admin. Please include your name, town, pet's name, and when you adopted.

 

Billie Jean

Billie Jean (formerly Fica)

Fica was 12 weeks old when I adopted her on Sept. 5, 2023. She was greatly desired after our former dogs died at advanced ages. Fica was rescued by you from West Virginia and was lovingly fostered by Wendy until her adoption. I was told that her breed might be Fiest, which was a new breed for me to learn about. After we had her DNA done through Embark, we actually learned that she is 41% miniature pinscher, 20% American pit bull, 13% Australian shepherd, less than 10% Great Pyrenees and beagle, and 13% super mutt.

Also, we renamed her Billie Jean. It really seems to suit her and she is so, so sweet, and naughty. She has been showered with love since the moment we adopted her. She lives as a single pet with me and my grown daughter, who visits on the weekends. She has a great life with plenty of space to play and people who love her very much. She is healthy and happy.

She has been through puppy kindergarten, puppy first grade, and has just finished puppy second grade! I think the formal training will take a rest for now and we will continue to train her from home. She is very aware, very smart, very willing to please, and just is a joyous dog. She is the right pet for me at this stage in my life and I want you to know how much she is loved.

Also, a puppy, now named Wynnie, adopted by Jill in October 2023, has become her close friend through the training classes. We think they must have some connection from their origins. They are so, so similar and they have a strong bond. Thank you for Billie Jean!!

Deborah, (5/13/24)

Scooby

Scooby

We adopted Scooby 2 years ago. He is a wonderful addition to our family. He is full of love and energy. We took him to a local amusement park that allows dogs. I received so many compliments about how well behaved he was. He just loves being outside and is thoroughly enjoying the fenced in yard we have. Our existing dog accepted him and they are the best of friends. Our grandkids love Scooby and Scooby does very well with children. I am so thankful I found him. We were just meant to be together.

Denise, Harrisburg, PA (4/28/24)

Capri

Capri

We adopted Capri from you all in January of 2008. She has been an amazing cat and is still going strong. She is definitely the boss of the house and the rest of us just live here lol! She has always been very loving and loves being next to her humans all the time. She has been around the world with us while my husband was serving in the military. He retired recently and we have settled in GA. Just wanted to give you guys an update on Capri.

Jakia, (4/24/24)

Eddie

Eddie (formerly Twigs)

We hit the jackpot! Eddie was adopted from Small Miracles approximately nine years ago and he has truly been a blessing. If he didn't look like a dog, I would swear he was human...and I might add, he knows how handsome he is. If I'm coming home from a hard day at work, Eddie is always there to greet me with excitement. If someone in the family is upset, Eddie will lick your tears away. Need a playmate or a snuggle buddy, Eddie is on the scene. He is everything you could ever ask for in a pup and more. Thank you Small Miracles for allowing us to adopt such a gem!

Donna, (4/18/24)

Mia

Mia

My son and I adopted Mia on September 19, 2023. We went to Small Miracles to find out how the adoption process worked. As soon as we walked in Mia stole our hearts with her sad eyes. She was the only dog that was not barking to get our attention. Instead she laid in her cage as if she had given up all hope. A couple of days later Mia was part of my family.

When we brought her home she had no problems adjusting. Her quiet demeanor has changed to a more dominant one while she serves as the alarm system for my neighbor and I. Mia enjoys playing with her favorite squeaky reindeer and her favorite human, my son. She likes to lounge on my loveseat or on her WWE blanket. She loves for us to take her on long walks so that she can explore.

As I said before Mia has really stolen our hearts. Not just mine but my family as well. She has truly become one of the family and I can't imagine life without her.

Loren, (2/4/24)

Akamaru

Akamaru

We had just lost our 1st dog two months before all of the Covid restrictions and lockdowns hit us. She was 13yo and had kidney failure. We were grieving but there was still just too much love to give. So we put in an application for "any of the four." At the time, Small Miracles had four available 12-week old puppies. It didn't take long for us to get a message that a puppy has been chosen for us. Almost four years ago now, on the 19th of March 2020, little "Rufus" came home to be with us. He was mostly black with a pair of comical brown "eyebrows," a tuft of wheat-colored "chest hair", and four tan little paws. We had a new name for him - "Akamaru." We said he was going to be this "badass but cool doggo" so he was named after Naruto's (Japanese animé's) most famous Ninja dog.

Akamaru, our special boy, had a big surprise for us. He grew up to look so much different from his puppy days. His face has since been covered by a lot of wheat-colored facial hair! He turned shaggy too. We've gotten a lot of comments. One park police has been referring to him as "the Benji dog." A little girl once said that, "He looks just like Tramp." We checked and realized that he did look like the mutt in Disney's live-action version of "Lady and the Tramp." And oddly enough, someone said he reminded her of "Buddy", Al Bundy's hairy dog in the sitcom "Married, with Children." (Akamaru might look like any other mutt out there, but we think he's the handsomest dog in the multiverse!)

As for being a "Ninja dog", well... It turned out that our good boy here didn't know "stealth" at all. He has always been the "loudest" dog at the local dog park. He's been known to bark all the time! He's been known to have "so much to say!" He's proven himself to be a very good guard dog! Despite being very vocal, our boy has also managed to charm his favorite humans with his sweetness. He may be loud, but he has always been very affectionate. He has shown a keen recognition for particularly attentive people, the ones who cared genuinely to give him scratches and attention. Akamaru turned out to be a nature-lover (always preferring to walk, and to sniff, the trails over playing with other dogs). Akamaru has definitely shown us his big personality. There hasn't been a quiet, boring moment since he came to us, and we have always been grateful for him.

MAI, Silver Spring, MD (12/21/23)

Hope

Hope

My husband Zach and I adopted our dog Hope (was "Sundance") on November 25th. We went to Small Miracles with another dog in mind, but after that dog became unavailable we were introduced to "Sundance"- and we fell in love! She was so shy and scared at first, we didn't know how long it would take for her to warm up and be comfortable with us, or if she would trust us at all. But she quickly blossomed and showed us her affectionate and playful personality! Now, only a few weeks later, she is like a completely different dog! She is learning more and more to trust us, play with us, and snuggle up with us. She also loves having "play dates" with friends and family dogs! Hope has brought so much joy to our lives, and we're so glad we took a chance on that nervous little dog at Small Miracles!

Maddy & Zach, Sykesville, MD (12/13/23)

Luna

Luna

This is Hannah, the lady who adopted Blanche (now named Luna) about two weeks ago! I wanted to give an update on her since she's been doing so well and I love her so much.

Luna has been settling into her forever home, finding cozy spots to nap from her cat tree, to my desk, to on top of me! After being in the shelter for a few months, I think it took her a little while to realize she's finally "home" now. It's been so lovely watching her settle in and get comfy enough to start showing her sassy calico personality! She insists on many head rubs throughout the day, and you just can't resist when she puts her paw on you to ask for pets. She's the sweetest girl and will take treats from your hand so delicately, and she'll also sprint around the house chirping and playing with her toy mouse.

Every day I look forward to waking up to Luna wanting morning cuddles, and I'm so glad I got to bring her home with me! She's the best little lady and I'm lucky I get to share life with her :)

Hannah, (11/2/23)

Tiberius

Tiberius "Boots" Ortega Williams

We are so happy to have Tiberius "Boots" as a part of our family. He is settling in very nicely with our CH cat Milo. He loves relaxing in the sun and poking his nose into everything. We adopted him in September 2023. He is a total JOY!

The Williams Family, (10/3/23)

Ozzy and Zakk

Ozzy and Zakk

This is Ozzy and Zakk (formerly Fuego). We adopted them October 2022, when they were ~10 weeks old. The night we came in to adopt Ozzy, you were introducing him to Zakk for the first time to see if they would bond. Now, one year old they remain inseparable and are very happy kitties.

Heather and Marty, Glenelg, MD (8/15/23)

Sonic

Sonic

We adopted our sweet boy Sonic as a tiny kitten from Small Miracles back in June of 2021 as a furrever friend for our tortie. He has since grown up into a gorgeous and Big boy who loves to play fetch and sleep by my legs every night. I cannot think of a life without him now that he is in my life.

Becky, Columbia, MD (7/31/23)

Miss Kitty

Miss Kitty

I've been meaning to send you an email for some time now to express my deep gratitude for bringing Miss Kitty (formerly Little Starr) into my life. I adopted her in early January 2023 and she has brought nothing but pure joy to our family ever since. She truly has the sweetest disposition. I work from home and she either sits on the chair next to me throughout the day or curls up between my arms as I type away on my computer. We have developed such a close bond, and I couldn't imagine my life without her. Thank you for being a huge part of what brought her into my life--she is truly a soul cat for me and I look forward to many years of happiness together. And thank you for all of your work to help so many animals find loving homes. I am eternally grateful to have found Miss Kitty.

Allison, (7/28/23)

Roswell

Roswell (aliases include Chuck, Peter)

Helloooo to all the amazing people at Small Miracles! I know that Roswell was a little boomerang boy and returned to you a couple of times, so I want to assure you he is greatly loved, and this is his forever home. When I brought him home a month ago, he was terrified of everything and barely left my side. We are now able to go on short hikes! Roswell's favorite things are those nasty bully sticks and car rides literally anywhere. He is still skittish of dogs and most people, but that will take time. We will book a session with Kevin soon to work on a few things, but he already knows sit, shake, down, and place.

Thank you so much for all you do for the babies and keeping Roswell safe until I found him. I know that your work is not easy, so please know you are appreciated and enjoy these pics of my goofy little dude!

Melissa & Roswell, (6/16/23)

Oliver

Oliver

We adopted Oliver (then Otis) last November 2022, just before Thanksgiving. We were told he was a bit of a special case, having been found on the side of the road mid way through a pup transfer from KY, and was still a bit shy around humans. He didn't like being reached for or picked up (small but independent!) and would timidly urinate whenever a human would attempt to approach him in such a way. We asked his foster family if they thought he would ever be a "lap dog" and they hesitantly expressed his behavior indicated he will prefer being a proximity companion and not a snuggle bug. Well, six months later and Oliver's confidence is through the roof. He still doesn't like to be picked up, but having doubled in size, that isn't a common occurrence anymore and thus not an issue.

Oliver is a determined little bundle of love with the softest snoot! He loves playing tug of war with his brother Kirby, and seeing how fast he can tear apart the newest batch of toys from Bark Box. He loves the dog park and encourages the other dogs to chase him. He's not the fastest runner on the field, but by golly he tries his darndest and has a blast. For the first few weeks in our home, Oliver slept in his crate since he was a puppy in prime chewing phase. But once he had slept in bed once, he knew that's where he belonged. Now Oliver doesn't understand the meaning of Personal Space. Every night he sleeps as the pickle in the middle, loving nothing more than being swaddled in mounds of blankets and people. He loves snoot kisses, belly rubs, and sunbathing on the deck.

Although my partner has had many dogs in his lifetime, and brought his dog Kirby into our relationship, Oliver is my first experience owning a dog and I couldn't have found a better addition to our household. We love our little man and get so much joy watching him romp and thrive. We look forward to many more adventures with our little man!

Thank you to everyone at Small Miracles! You all do amazing work saving so many lives and matching amazing fur babies with loving families. I have several friends who have adopted from Small Miracles and everyone of them is a picture perfect success story. We are so grateful to have Oliver in our lives and it's all thanks to the hard work you all at Small Miracles do.

Allison, (6/9/23)

Taffy

Taffy

Taffy has been slowly getting along with our 9yo cat Maia. She loves to play, talk and sleep with her owner my 8yo son, yes she is very vocal and loves to cuddle a lot. I'm glad my son has a great companion to take care of and love, but also a companion to Maia.

Arianna, (5/29/23)

Bells

Bells, adopted 4/7/23

Our family came to Small Miracles with one particular dog in mind. With the guidance and expertise of the staff we were encouraged to look at Bells who they thought would be a better fit for our family. Within 1 minute of walking her outside, our son declared she was "the one". Many thanks to everyone at Small Miracles for their suggestion. Bells couldn't have been a better match for us!

The Holiday family, (5/1/23)

Moon

Moon (formerly Rio), adopted May 2022

My wife and I came to small miracles about a year ago to look for our first dog together. A little border collie barked at me when we walked past the cages and got my attention, but my wife was fixated on another smaller puppy. After taking the puppy out for a walk and deciding he wasn't for us, I convinced my wife to take out the border collie, formerly named Rio, and she fell in love with him. We signed the adoption papers and came to pick him up the next day with his new name, Moon. Moon is such a sweet dog and is very protective of both me and my wife. Car rides, hikes, and sleeping in the bed with us are his favorite things in the world and I can't imagine our home without him.

Joe and Jetca, Glen Burnie, MD (4/22/23)

Jax

Jax (formerly Hanson), adopted 2/1/23

Thanks to Small Miracles for helping us adopt Jax (Hanson). He is doing wonderfully and we are very lucky to have found him. Jax is super friendly, loves people and dogs, enjoys a car ride to the park, chasing our daughters in the backyard and sleeping on his toys. He has been a very quick learner, knows several commands and was sweet and brave at his first veterinary appointment. Many people have told us what a very pretty, good boy he is- and we are so happy he's ours.

The Helfman Family, Ellicott City, MD (3/8/23)

Gonzo (formerly Kringle)

We adopted our puppy, Gonzo on January 16, 2023 just as he was about to turn three months old. He has been here for about a month. In that time, his weight has increased significantly to 26 pounds at his last vet visit about a week ago. Given the size of his paws, we're making friendly bets on whether he'll be more or less than 80 pounds when he's one year old. Gonzo is nearly housebroken. Sometimes when he's tired, he'll lose control, but most of the time he's quite aware of his responsibilities.

He seeks our company a lot. He has a dog bed downstairs, next to my work desk when I'm working from home and he'll snooze there quite a bit. He'll curl up and watch TV in the evenings with my son. Even at night, although he wants to be in his crate, he also wants to be assured that we're nearby. He won't go there unless he sees that everyone else is in bed. When I took my daughter back to college, Gonzo went with us for the ride. He cried when we dropped her off and he realized we were going back home without her.

Gonzo's antics, such as chasing his tail, marching around proudly with his toys, and the ridiculous poses in his sleep give us lots of laughs. He is gaining strength and size quickly. For now, we are walking with him around our yard and in our hay field exploring various animal trails along our stream. We're looking forward to many longer walks and hikes after the next round of vaccinations. Gonzo, you're a lot of work (as all puppies are), but with the attentive love you give us, and the steady improvements in your behavior, we know you will be a great dog. Thank-you Small Miracles and to the foster family for entrusting him to us.

The Brodsky Family, Rosedale, MD (2/20/23)

Dakota

Dakota (formerly Sassy)

We had noticed Dakota online in April when searching for a puppy and by her photo and look she wasn't the first dog that anyone would pick based off of looks, we gave her a chance and it was the best decision we could've made. Dakota is a 80lb (she was supposed to be 40-60!) gigantic love bug who loves all people the same and is very protective of her family. Small Miracles took care of us when we got her April 27, 2022 and we are very appreciative of it. Dakota loves to play with other dogs and is a compliment magnet from everyone. She just celebrated her first birthday on Valentine's Day. We wouldn't trade anything in the world for our beautiful big girl.

The Schell Family, (2/15/23)

Kingsley

Kingsley (adopted 1/24/23)

I met Kingsley on a Saturday afternoon and was surprised with how well he handled on a leash given the environment at the shelter. He seemed to just take everything in stride. I liked his name so I just kept it. I have been blessed with the most affectionate and people-oriented dog imaginable. I quickly came to love his rag-muffin over grown fur style but knew it needed some work. He adapted to family life with me rather quickly so I decided to try grooming on Ground Hog Day. The groomer was completely surprised at his composure -- like he was happy to be there. He's become the little debutant of the neighborhood when we go for our walks, and he's proven to be well behaved (mostly) with the rather large circle of dog-friends available. His new best canine friend is a big black Labrador with whom he loves to roughhouse in the back yard. Needless to say daily brushing and dog wipe sessions are now part of my life - but I love it. What a wonderful animal. He has proven to be truly a 'small miracle'.

Alan, (2/6/23)

Bessie

Bessie (formerly Foxy)

We took her home 12/12/22. Bessie was distressed and afraid -- it looked like she had wounds from an old dogfight healing. We soothed her, and she almost audibly said "Ah, peace and quiet!" and slept most of the week. She's been through the mill. Injured, abandoned, recent puppies, Lyme positive, and spayed. She was silent for 2 weeks, and trembled at other people and dogs. But her golden nature is coming through. Bessie is super affectionate, playful, happy and (mostly) well-behaved (angels are boring). Bessie will cuddle up and melt against you like she has no bones. She is now very vocal and expressive, very loving, and good at fetch. Kevin from Speak For The Dog taught us how to introduce her to new people and help her with her fears. She is feeling right at home now, room to run, lots of toys, comfy cushions. We have the time and the environment for her to heal and thrive, and she loves it here with us. Bessie is a Good Dog. Small Miracles made a great match with us!

The Schenk Family, Rosedale, MD (1/25/23)

Max

Max

My husband and I just wanted to share how grateful we are to Small Miracles for the opportunity to adopt Max, our 2 year old brindle Plott hound mix. We looked for over a year for our furever dog. As soon as we laid eyes on anxious little Max's face we knew he was the one for us. He has warmed up to us and loves his comfy new home, spoiled by treats and toys.

Lauren and Osman, (1/22/23)

Annie

Annie

I wanted to send an update or success story. I've been meaning to for quite some time! We adopted "Annie" just shy of a year ago (1/27). I looked online for about a day, then mentioned the idea to my husband and showed him Annie. I had never seen such a beautiful cat with big green eyes. She looked like a little lion. 3 months has passed since our cat had gone missing and I wanted to get another cat. Coincidentally enough, our cat who had been missing, her name was Annie. I thought finding "Annie" up for adoption on your site was a sign. Our cat, Annie was an outdoor cat who always came home to sleep indoors with our dog, in the crate together. Just prior to Halloween she went out and never returned. She was microchipped and I never got any calls.

We renamed newly adopted "Annie" to Kali. She has been the best cat I have ever had! She is the sweetest little thing on the planet. She listens better than our dog and kids haha. I can call her from anywhere in the house and she comes running. Truth be told, she thinks her name is Kitty but hey it still works. This was the first time I had ever adopted from a rescue. All other animals that I have had over the years were given to me or found. I would be a cat lady in a heartbeat if all cats were like my Kali.

We promised to keep her indoors and not declaw her and I wouldn't change anything about that. I was so heartbroken when our cat went missing. If our Kali ever got out, no one would return her because she is so beautiful and friendly! She is quite the character. So talkative, always chatting it up. She follows everyone around, me/Mommy the most. She is a great play fighter (she plays without scratching). She jumps on my bed every night at bedtime before I get in. We play, then sleep. She moves to the end of the bed when Dad comes to bed. She watches cat/squirrel and rabbit videos on YouTube with my Husband/Dad. It is comical! She is also a little princess, if she can see any part of the food bowl she meows like crazy like she's starving to death. Dramatic! I could go on and on. She has been such a wonderful addition to our family. I couldn't imagine life without her.

Jessica, (1/22/23)

Luna

Luna

We got Luna, formerly known as Hattie, from you guys about a month ago, and I wanted to give you guys a quick update. She is doing great and getting along with Zeus, our other dog, very well. With all of her puppy energy and goofiness, she really keeps us and him busy. She enjoys being up close and personal cuddling with us. She recently had her first road trip up to the Poconos, and she had a blast! I am incredibly grateful that she is a part of our family now and love every moment. I want to thank you all for the amazing work you all do!

Selene, (1/19/23)

Sasha

Sasha

We could not imagine our house without Sasha and it's only been two weeks! She's the perfect match for us and making herself right at home. She has already made several neighborhood friends and walks with her friend Pepper down the street almost every afternoon! Thank you Small Miracles for helping us find the perfect addition to our family and helping Sasha find a home right for her!

Lisa and Geoff, Ellicott City, MD (1/16/23)

Phoebe

Phoebe

Hi! Just thought you'd like to see some cute photos of Phoebe (was Kendall) with my daughters. As you can see, she's not spoiled at all (ha!). We're so thankful for her, every day. I can't imagine a more perfect pup for our family. :-) Thank you all for rescuing her!

Sarah, (1/11/23)

Green Bean

Green Bean

I adopted Green Bean (previously Julianna) on June 17th 2022. I originally came to look at a different kitty, but immediately Green Bean and I clicked. She was very timid in the shelter and stressed due to all the other kitties around. She wanted to be petted, but she was very nervous to venture outside of her cage. I took her home that day! Once at my house, she was still timid. She was very affectionate with me, but if friends or family visited, she would hide the whole time. I listened to advice and kept her in a small room until she warmed up so as not to overwhelm her. Now, she is a lap kitty for anyone that comes in the door!! She has totally regained her confidence and loves being the queen in a one-pet household! Thank you Small Miracles!

Charlotte, Baltimore, MD (1/2/23)

Tucker

Tucker

I adopted Tucker (previously known as Petey) on 4/16/2021. Tucker came from a backyard breeder who gave him up because he wasn't reproducing. Even though he was about 3 years old, he wasn't house broken and didn't know how to walk on a leash. He was also suffering from separation anxiety. We live in a condo and it took a little while until he got comfortable going in and out of the elevator, but now, he acts like he owns the place. Everyone in our building and community just loves Tucker as he is a very sweet dog. He loves to chase rabbits, squirrels, birds and even deer. Life is better with Tucker.

Terri, Elkridge, MD (11/30/22)

Betty White

Betty White

We adopted Ms Betty White (the dog) (formerly Stella) just over a year ago in June 2021. She loves herself a good blanket and all her beds, which includes our couches and we sit on the floor. On walks she loves chasing squirrels (and sometimes her dad) up trees and gets all the treats from her neighborhood friends. She is the sweetest dog and we are so glad we found each other!

David and Amy, Gaithersburg, MD (11/29/22)

Phoebe

Phoebe

I wanted to email Small Miracles to say thank you for all of your help with finding our feline daughter Phoebe (formerly Jellybean). My boyfriend Matt and I adopted her back in March of 2022, after getting our first apartment together. We couldn't be happier with her. She's a small orange tabby who's more dog-like than cat-like. She loves to roll over and get belly scratches. She is constantly begging for food. Some of her favorites are bologna, hot dogs, and ham. Anyways, I don't want to waste your time, but I figured that I'd share oury story, because my boyfriend and I couldn't be happier.

Ryan, (10/25/22)

Jake

Jake

Hi Guys we adopted Jake formerly known as Ike. We were looking and looking for a Bluetick coonhound and were always denied since we lived out of state til we found Small Miracle Rescue! I sent in an application and they got back within 24 hours. They estimated him to be 10 weeks when we got him September 18 2022. He LOVES going on walks, playing fetch especially his duck, & LOVES playing with his human brother Charlie. I must also add he's terrified of pumpkins. Thank you guys so much!

The Parson family, (10/23/22)

Toby

Toby

We adopted Toby on July 19, 2022. He is a muscular 2-year old male - a bundle of energy and playfulness. He enjoys his toys and paper grocery bags. After a sound night's sleep, he is ready to greet you with a happy good morning and a hug. He is very vocal, answering any comment made to him and also converses with the rabbits, squirrels and birds outside his window seat. Never a dull moment with Toby in the house! Many thanks to Small Miracles for our new family member and all of their hard work.

Mike & Beverly, Columbia, MD (9/26/22)

Khyber-Siberys

Khyber and Siberys (formerly Astor and Appaloosa)

I adopted these two scamps about a week ago and they're very loved and happy in their forever home. Astor (now Khyber) and Appaloosa (now Siberys) have all the attention they can hope for and all the toys they could dream of. I'm so happy to have them here.

Craig, Glen Burnie, MD (8/5/22)

Wrangler

Wrangler (formerly Everest)

Hi! I just wanted to give you an update on Wrangler (formerly Everest) that we adopted on March 1, 2022. Wrangler has been a great addition to our family and active lifestyle. He was, at first, scared to cross streets and walk past storm drains but after a few weeks he became confident and now has no problems! Wrangler enjoys snuggling on the couch, trips to the beach, 4 wheeling in the Jeep, visiting his 4 legged cousins, long walks and paddle boarding. (We are still working on swimming so he wears a life jacket and has been doing very well!) Thank you so much for what your organization does to find forever homes for cats and dogs. Wrangler sure did find his :-)

The Cheuvront Family, (8/4/22)

Laila

Laila

I have been meaning to send this for a few days however I've been busy writing the chapters in my new book titled falling in love with "Princess Laila":) Thank you for saving our angel and giving us the opportunity to fall in love with her. After recently having to say goodbye to my soulmate of 13 years I didn't think I had it in my heart to fall in love with another so soon, that was until Ms. Laila entered our home. She has come so far in just a few days and I can't wait to watch her blossom into the confident girl she was born to be. I plan to bring her by to see you all soon for some much needed thank you lovin and kisses. From the bottom of my heart thank you, I promise to give her the life she deserves, she is now Princess Laila and shall always be treated as such:) Forever grateful for you all,

Laila's Momma, (7/30/22)

Lexi

Lexi

We were lucky enough to find Lexi (formally known as Estrella) on the Small Miracles Rescue website. Lexi was well trained by her former family so we knew they spent a lot of time and love with her. She came to our home scared/shy, we let her check out everything at her own pace. At first she would lay behind one of my end tables in a tiny area, I think it gave her security. Now this girl sprawls out everywhere. She's very comfortable here, loves our big yard and the love and attention we give her. She was definitely meant for us, but she has given us more than we could ever give her.

Cathy & TR, Edgewater, MD (6/1/22)

Teddy

Teddy

I just want to send a huge thank you to your rescue for connecting me with our pet. Teddy (formally Neutron) has brought us so much joy and laughter. We adopted Ted in August and now feel like we have had him forever - he is the most wonderful addition to our family. He is the happiest, smartest, and most social dog and goes everywhere with us. He is simply the best! Thank you so so much!

Abbey, (2/3/22)

Jezabelle

Jezabelle

Back in 2009, I'd gone to Small Miracles to visit a Maine Coon I was considering adopting. While the staff was trying to find her in the house and I was sitting there waiting, a tortie walked up to me, looked at me, and then hopped on my lap where she proceeded to lie there purring for the next 20 minutes. 12 1/2 years later, she's still on my lap, and still purring. The staff had said she hadn't done that with anyone before; she had picked her human and that was that. It's been a good choice for both of us, and there's still a lot of kitten left in this now-senior cat.

Rick, (1/15/22)

Chelsea Blue

Chelsea Blue

We just wanted to thank you again. We welcomed Chelsea Blue (known as Amber by Small Miracles) to our family on February 22, 2019. We recently had to say goodbye to our beloved lab and Chelsea Blue came into our lives and rescued us. She is an amazing dog full of love and loyalty. Thank you Small Miracles for all you do for our fur babies.

Kelly, (1/8/22)

Sai

Sai

We adopted Sai (formerly Indy) July 23rd, 2021. He's now 7 months and has adjusted very well to his new home with us! He loves treats, playing with his toys, and belly rubs. Sai is such a kind and playful dog and thanks to Small Miracles Rescue we added another member to our family. Thankful for all the staff there who take their time to care for each and every animal and also to the fosters parents who take them in. We love Sai so much!

Stephanie, (12/7/21)

Butters

Butters

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)

Bengie

Bengie

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 our lives.

Taylor, (11/11/21)

Leo

Leo

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)

Zane

Zane

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

Patches

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)

Murtaugh

Murtaugh

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)

Bodie

Mr. Bodine

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 our dog.

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)

Bridget

Bridget

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)

Luna

Luna

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)

Luna

Luna

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)

Ester

Ester

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!

Malinda, (5/10/21)

Mazie

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)

Mazie

Mazie

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 love her.

The Taylor family, (5/5/21)

Darry

Darry

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

Aura

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)

Orchid

Orchid

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!

Anne, (4/14/21)

Scout

Scout

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)

Coco

Coco

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)

Belle

Belle

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)

Bindy

Bindy Baby

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)

Ramsey

Ramsey

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)

Noel

Noel

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 away.

Rami, Baltimore, MD (11/19/20)

Kloud

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)

Milo

Milo

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!

Jane, (10/23/20)

Freya

Freya

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

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 your work!

Lee Anne, (10/5/20)

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Coco

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.

Ta'Asia, (8/24/20)

Oscar

Oscar

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)

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Molly

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)

Jackson

Jackson

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)

Leeloo

Leeloo

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)

Lily

Lily

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!

Update (2/28/20)

Lily-2

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)

Baby

Baby

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

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)

Murray

Murray

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)

Willow

Willow

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.

Cindy

Moira

Moira

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.

Steve

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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 so much!

Nicole, Mark, Scout and Bean, Havre de Grace

Ollie

Ollie

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

Jayda

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

Bruno

Bruno

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

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

Camden

Camden

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

Molly

Molly

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

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Leilani

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

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Pumpkin

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

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Maximo

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.

Gayle

Scout

Scout

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

EllaElla

Ella

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

CocoCoco

Coco

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

Adele

Ellie Mae

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)

Danielle

Buck

Buck

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)

Maria

Dewey

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

Dinah

Dinah

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

Calix

Calix

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

Trixie the dog

Trixie

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