Marty, our New Puppy My mom, my sister, and I always wanted a dog, but my dad dislikes pets, so we didn’t think it would ever happen. We prayed that we would one day be able to get one. Then one day, my mom was looking at the Palmetto Animal League page on Facebook, and she saw that a male Australian Shepherd puppy needed to be adopted. She called me and my sister to come and look at the online picture of the puppy, and we immediately wished that we could have him. But first my mom had to call my dad to see if he was okay with it, and he surprised all of us. We could get the puppy!! Next mom contacted the Palmetto Animal League to see if he was still available. The lady that answered the phone said “yes!” We submitted an application online, were approved, and we made plans to get the puppy. We were so excited! On the way to get him, we stopped by the pet store to get dog toys, a dog bed, training pad, a dog crate, and dog food/treats. Finally, we were ready to meet our new puppy! He was so cute. He was so excited when we met him, that he could hardly hold still and he was licking all over everybody. By the time we finally got him home, and brought him inside to see his new family, and after everyone got to play with him, he finally fell asleep. We were exhausted too, but so happy to finally have a pet dog!