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Maggie Was Growing Up in the Shelter

Maggie was literally growing up in the shelter. She was one of our favorites from the moment we met her, but with so many urgent dogs and every shelter we support overflowing and in crisis, we didn’t have a plan for her.

Maggie watched other dogs come and go, but it was never her turn. Every time we visited the shelter, she was SOOO happy to see us. She’s a sweet, gentle cuddlebug, wanting to climb into our laps. This poor little girl is starved for affection, and she’s more interested in attention than treats or toys. It was always heartbreaking leaving Maggie and the other dogs behind when we left.

We’re excited to announce that her big day finally arrived, and Maggie is our newest FUR baby! A huge thank you to Heather Huffman and her family offering to foster her. Heather was out of town until today, so Erin Kupcha temp fostered her. As always, there was a team of people working behind the scenes to make it happen. Valerie Losego, our Foster Coordinator, worked out all the details… all while juggling a hundred other things. Gavin Dunn transported her to Erin’s house.

In her first night out of the shelter, and what was probably the first night of her living inside as part of the family, Maggie was already settling in. She had fun meeting the other dogs, she was great with the cat, and she slept in a bed for the first time. She’s so happy to be out of the shelter, and we’re so thankful to everyone who helped make it happen! Welcome to the first day of the rest of your life!

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Florida Urgent Rescue is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and FUR earned a Four-Star Rating on Charity Navigator with a score of 100%, the highest possible rating. FUR also received a 2023 Candid Platinum Seal of Transparency by Guidestar, and is a 2023 Top Rated Nonprofit on Great Nonprofits. Learn more about FUR at:


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