"You can't change the world by saving one dog, but be assured
the whole world will change for that dog" (anon)
Anyone that has had the opportunity to adopt an abused or neglected dog will understand what a powerful thing it is. Seeing them transform from a timid, flinching, fearful and uncertain creature to a confident and joyful pet is an amazing thing. The first time they lean against you to ask for a pat, or look up at you in disbelief as you unhook their leash at the trailhead, or approach another dog as a potential playmate instead of a threat. These moments are matched only by the devotion they will show you when they come to understand you are their hero and have given them life.