Pet adoption changes family – Charlotte Observer

On a crisp fall day, dog coordinator Dana Page is on the move.

She darts from chatting with potential pet owners to checking in with her red-shirted volunteers.

For a brief moment, she stops to marvel at the Animal Adoption League event.

“This is a big day,” says Page, watching crowds meet adoptable dogs looking for forever homes. One proud volunteer in particular draws kids of all ages to her adorable pit bull puppies.

Every dog has a story, especially these little ones.

Page, 49, and her 17-year-old daughter Audrey of Matthews have been with AAL for four years. They help rescued animals receive veterinary care and find temporary and permanent homes.

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