It was love at first lick for NFL player Myles Jack and and his newly adopted puppy Trixie—who not too long ago was a victim of animal cruelty, and now is treasured like a Super Bowl ring.
The Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker recently put out the word that he was looking for a new Pittie to join his home team.
That news reached Jen Deane, president and founder of the rescue group Pit Sisters.
Pit Sisters had just taken in Trixie, a 2-month-old girl whose former owner had treated her very badly. This is how Trixie looked at the time of her rescue:
Jen sent Myles some pictures of Trixie, thinking they might be a great match, “and the rest is history,” she says.
“He was very respectful and fell in love with her instantly.”
The adoption went through on Tuesday.
Jen says it makes her happy to see Trixie so loved now, especially after such a rough start to life—and especially especially by a public figure, whose adoption of Trixie might inspire others to give a shelter dog a second chance.
“It was so sad and I couldn’t imagine anyone hurting a little baby like her. It makes my heart happy to see her so loved and cherished,” says Jen. “All animals should be treated like that.”
Keep tabs on Trixie’s new life on the Pit Sisters Facebook page.
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