If you love your new pet from Small Miracles and want to share your story and photo, e-mail our website admin. Please include your name, town, pet's name, and when you adopted.
Ozzy and Zakk
This is Ozzy and Zakk (formerly Fuego). We adopted them October 2022, when they were ~10 weeks old. The night we came in to adopt Ozzy, you were
introducing him to Zakk for the first time to see if they would bond. Now, one year old they remain inseparable and are very happy kitties.
Heather and Marty, Glenelg, MD (8/15/23)
We adopted our sweet boy Sonic as a tiny kitten from Small Miracles back in June of 2021 as a furrever friend for our tortie. He has since grown up
into a gorgeous and Big boy who loves to play fetch and sleep by my legs every night. I cannot think of a life without him now that he is in my life.
Becky, Columbia, MD (7/31/23)
I've been meaning to send you an email for some time now to express my deep gratitude for bringing Miss Kitty (formerly Little Starr) into my life.
I adopted her in early January 2023 and she has brought nothing but pure joy to our family ever since. She truly has the sweetest disposition. I work
from home and she either sits on the chair next to me throughout the day or curls up between my arms as I type away on my computer. We have developed
such a close bond, and I couldn't imagine my life without her. Thank you for being a huge part of what brought her into my life--she is truly a soul
cat for me and I look forward to many years of happiness together. And thank you for all of your work to help so many animals find loving homes. I am
eternally grateful to have found Miss Kitty.
Roswell (aliases include Chuck, Peter)
Helloooo to all the amazing people at Small Miracles! I know that Roswell was a little boomerang boy and returned to you a couple of times, so I
want to assure you he is greatly loved, and this is his forever home. When I brought him home a month ago, he was terrified of everything and
barely left my side. We are now able to go on short hikes! Roswell's favorite things are those nasty bully sticks and car rides literally anywhere.
He is still skittish of dogs and most people, but that will take time. We will book a session with Kevin soon to work on a few things, but he
already knows sit, shake, down, and place.
Thank you so much for all you do for the babies and keeping Roswell safe until I found him. I know that your work is not easy, so please know you
are appreciated and enjoy these pics of my goofy little dude!
Melissa & Roswell, (6/16/23)
We adopted Oliver (then Otis) last November 2022, just before Thanksgiving. We were told he was a bit of a special case, having been found on
the side of the road mid way through a pup transfer from KY, and was still a bit shy around humans. He didn't like being reached for or picked
up (small but independent!) and would timidly urinate whenever a human would attempt to approach him in such a way. We asked his foster family
if they thought he would ever be a "lap dog" and they hesitantly expressed his behavior indicated he will prefer being a proximity companion
and not a snuggle bug. Well, six months later and Oliver's confidence is through the roof. He still doesn't like to be picked up, but having
doubled in size, that isn't a common occurrence anymore and thus not an issue.
Oliver is a determined little bundle of love with the softest snoot! He loves playing tug of war with his brother Kirby, and seeing how fast he
can tear apart the newest batch of toys from Bark Box. He loves the dog park and encourages the other dogs to chase him. He's not the fastest
runner on the field, but by golly he tries his darndest and has a blast. For the first few weeks in our home, Oliver slept in his crate since he
was a puppy in prime chewing phase. But once he had slept in bed once, he knew that's where he belonged. Now Oliver doesn't understand the meaning
of Personal Space. Every night he sleeps as the pickle in the middle, loving nothing more than being swaddled in mounds of blankets and people.
He loves snoot kisses, belly rubs, and sunbathing on the deck.
Although my partner has had many dogs in his lifetime, and brought his dog Kirby into our relationship, Oliver is my first experience owning a dog
and I couldn't have found a better addition to our household. We love our little man and get so much joy watching him romp and thrive. We look
forward to many more adventures with our little man!
Thank you to everyone at Small Miracles! You all do amazing work saving so many lives and matching amazing fur babies with loving families. I have
several friends who have adopted from Small Miracles and everyone of them is a picture perfect success story. We are so grateful to have Oliver in
our lives and it's all thanks to the hard work you all at Small Miracles do.
Taffy has been slowly getting along with our 9yo cat Maia. She loves to play, talk and sleep with her owner my 8yo son, yes she is very vocal
and loves to cuddle a lot. I'm glad my son has a great companion to take care of and love, but also a companion to Maia.
Bells, adopted 4/7/23
Our family came to Small Miracles with one particular dog in mind. With the guidance and expertise of the staff we were encouraged to look at
Bells who they thought would be a better fit for our family. Within 1 minute of walking her outside, our son declared she was "the one". Many
thanks to everyone at Small Miracles for their suggestion. Bells couldn't have been a better match for us!
The Holiday family, (5/1/23)
Moon (formerly Rio), adopted May 2022
My wife and I came to small miracles about a year ago to look for our first dog together. A little border collie barked at me when we
walked past the cages and got my attention, but my wife was fixated on another smaller puppy. After taking the puppy out for a walk and
deciding he wasn't for us, I convinced my wife to take out the border collie, formerly named Rio, and she fell in love with him. We signed
the adoption papers and came to pick him up the next day with his new name, Moon. Moon is such a sweet dog and is very protective of both
me and my wife. Car rides, hikes, and sleeping in the bed with us are his favorite things in the world and I can't imagine our home without
Joe and Jetca, Glen Burnie, MD (4/22/23)
Jax (formerly Hanson), adopted 2/1/23
Thanks to Small Miracles for helping us adopt Jax (Hanson). He is doing wonderfully and we are very lucky to have found him. Jax is
super friendly, loves people and dogs, enjoys a car ride to the park, chasing our daughters in the backyard and sleeping on his toys. He
has been a very quick learner, knows several commands and was sweet and brave at his first veterinary appointment. Many people have told
us what a very pretty, good boy he is- and we are so happy he's ours.
The Helfman Family, Ellicott City, MD (3/8/23)
Gonzo (formerly Kringle)
We adopted our puppy, Gonzo on January 16, 2023 just as he was about to turn three months old. He has been here for about a month. In
that time, his weight has increased significantly to 26 pounds at his last vet visit about a week ago. Given the size of his paws, we're
making friendly bets on whether he'll be more or less than 80 pounds when he's one year old. Gonzo is nearly housebroken. Sometimes when
he's tired, he'll lose control, but most of the time he's quite aware of his responsibilities.
He seeks our company a lot. He has a dog bed downstairs, next to my work desk when I'm working from home and he'll snooze there quite a
bit. He'll curl up and watch TV in the evenings with my son. Even at night, although he wants to be in his crate, he also wants to be
assured that we're nearby. He won't go there unless he sees that everyone else is in bed. When I took my daughter back to college, Gonzo
went with us for the ride. He cried when we dropped her off and he realized we were going back home without her.
Gonzo's antics, such as chasing his tail, marching around proudly with his toys, and the ridiculous poses in his sleep give us lots of
laughs. He is gaining strength and size quickly. For now, we are walking with him around our yard and in our hay field exploring various
animal trails along our stream. We're looking forward to many longer walks and hikes after the next round of vaccinations. Gonzo, you're a
lot of work (as all puppies are), but with the attentive love you give us, and the steady improvements in your behavior, we know you will
be a great dog. Thank-you Small Miracles and to the foster family for entrusting him to us.
The Brodsky Family, Rosedale, MD (2/20/23)
Dakota (formerly Sassy)
We had noticed Dakota online in April when searching for a puppy and by her photo and look she wasn't the first dog that anyone would
pick based off of looks, we gave her a chance and it was the best decision we could've made. Dakota is a 80lb (she was supposed to be
40-60!) gigantic love bug who loves all people the same and is very protective of her family. Small Miracles took care of us when we got
her April 27, 2022 and we are very appreciative of it. Dakota loves to play with other dogs and is a compliment magnet from everyone.
She just celebrated her first birthday on Valentine's Day. We wouldn't trade anything in the world for our beautiful big girl.
The Schell Family, (2/15/23)
Kingsley (adopted 1/24/23)
I met Kingsley on a Saturday afternoon and was surprised with how well he handled on a leash given the environment at the shelter. He
seemed to just take everything in stride. I liked his name so I just kept it. I have been blessed with the most affectionate and
people-oriented dog imaginable. I quickly came to love his rag-muffin over grown fur style but knew it needed some work. He adapted to
family life with me rather quickly so I decided to try grooming on Ground Hog Day. The groomer was completely surprised at his
composure -- like he was happy to be there. He's become the little debutant of the neighborhood when we go for our walks, and he's
proven to be well behaved (mostly) with the rather large circle of dog-friends available. His new best canine friend is a big black
Labrador with whom he loves to roughhouse in the back yard. Needless to say daily brushing and dog wipe sessions are now part of my
life - but I love it. What a wonderful animal. He has proven to be truly a 'small miracle'.
Bessie (formerly Foxy)
We took her home 12/12/22. Bessie was distressed and afraid -- it looked like she had wounds from an old dogfight healing. We
soothed her, and she almost audibly said "Ah, peace and quiet!" and slept most of the week. She's been through the mill. Injured,
abandoned, recent puppies, Lyme positive, and spayed. She was silent for 2 weeks, and trembled at other people and dogs. But her
golden nature is coming through. Bessie is super affectionate, playful, happy and (mostly) well-behaved (angels are boring). Bessie
will cuddle up and melt against you like she has no bones. She is now very vocal and expressive, very loving, and good at fetch.
Kevin from Speak For The Dog taught us how to introduce her to new people and help her with her fears. She is feeling right at home
now, room to run, lots of toys, comfy cushions. We have the time and the environment for her to heal and thrive, and she loves it here
with us. Bessie is a Good Dog. Small Miracles made a great match with us!
The Schenk Family, Rosedale, MD (1/25/23)
My husband and I just wanted to share how grateful we are to Small Miracles for the opportunity to adopt Max, our 2 year old
brindle Plott hound mix. We looked for over a year for our furever dog. As soon as we laid eyes on anxious little Max's face we
knew he was the one for us. He has warmed up to us and loves his comfy new home, spoiled by treats and toys.
Lauren and Osman, (1/22/23)
I wanted to send an update or success story. I've been meaning to for quite some time! We adopted "Annie" just shy of a year
ago (1/27). I looked online for about a day, then mentioned the idea to my husband and showed him Annie. I had never seen such a
beautiful cat with big green eyes. She looked like a little lion. 3 months has passed since our cat had gone missing and I wanted
to get another cat. Coincidentally enough, our cat who had been missing, her name was Annie. I thought finding "Annie" up for
adoption on your site was a sign. Our cat, Annie was an outdoor cat who always came home to sleep indoors with our dog, in the crate
together. Just prior to Halloween she went out and never returned. She was microchipped and I never got any calls.
We renamed newly adopted "Annie" to Kali. She has been the best cat I have ever had! She is the sweetest little thing on the planet.
She listens better than our dog and kids haha. I can call her from anywhere in the house and she comes running. Truth be told, she
thinks her name is Kitty but hey it still works. This was the first time I had ever adopted from a rescue. All other animals that I have
had over the years were given to me or found. I would be a cat lady in a heartbeat if all cats were like my Kali.
We promised to keep her indoors and not declaw her and I wouldn't change anything about that. I was so heartbroken when our cat went
missing. If our Kali ever got out, no one would return her because she is so beautiful and friendly! She is quite the character. So
talkative, always chatting it up. She follows everyone around, me/Mommy the most. She is a great play fighter (she plays without
scratching). She jumps on my bed every night at bedtime before I get in. We play, then sleep. She moves to the end of the bed when Dad
comes to bed. She watches cat/squirrel and rabbit videos on YouTube with my Husband/Dad. It is comical! She is also a little princess,
if she can see any part of the food bowl she meows like crazy like she's starving to death. Dramatic! I could go on and on. She has
been such a wonderful addition to our family. I couldn't imagine life without her.
We got Luna, formerly known as Hattie, from you guys about a month ago, and I wanted to give you guys a quick update. She
is doing great and getting along with Zeus, our other dog, very well. With all of her puppy energy and goofiness, she really
keeps us and him busy. She enjoys being up close and personal cuddling with us. She recently had her first road trip up to
the Poconos, and she had a blast! I am incredibly grateful that she is a part of our family now and love every moment. I want
to thank you all for the amazing work you all do!
We could not imagine our house without Sasha and it's only been two weeks! She's the perfect match for us and making
herself right at home. She has already made several neighborhood friends and walks with her friend Pepper down the street
almost every afternoon! Thank you Small Miracles for helping us find the perfect addition to our family and helping Sasha
find a home right for her!
Lisa and Geoff, Ellicott City, MD (1/16/23)
Hi! Just thought you'd like to see some cute photos of Phoebe (was Kendall) with my daughters. As you can see, she's
not spoiled at all (ha!). We're so thankful for her, every day. I can't imagine a more perfect pup for our family. :-)
Thank you all for rescuing her!
I adopted Green Bean (previously Julianna) on June 17th 2022. I originally came to look at a different kitty, but
immediately Green Bean and I clicked. She was very timid in the shelter and stressed due to all the other kitties around.
She wanted to be petted, but she was very nervous to venture outside of her cage. I took her home that day! Once at my
house, she was still timid. She was very affectionate with me, but if friends or family visited, she would hide the whole
time. I listened to advice and kept her in a small room until she warmed up so as not to overwhelm her. Now, she is a lap
kitty for anyone that comes in the door!! She has totally regained her confidence and loves being the queen in a one-pet
household! Thank you Small Miracles!
Charlotte, Baltimore, MD (1/2/23)
I adopted Tucker (previously known as Petey) on 4/16/2021. Tucker came from a backyard breeder who gave him up because
he wasn't reproducing. Even though he was about 3 years old, he wasn't house broken and didn't know how to walk on a leash.
He was also suffering from separation anxiety. We live in a condo and it took a little while until he got comfortable going
in and out of the elevator, but now, he acts like he owns the place. Everyone in our building and community just loves
Tucker as he is a very sweet dog. He loves to chase rabbits, squirrels, birds and even deer. Life is better with Tucker.
Terri, Elkridge, MD (11/30/22)
We adopted Ms Betty White (the dog) (formerly Stella) just over a year ago in June 2021. She loves herself a good
blanket and all her beds, which includes our couches and we sit on the floor. On walks she loves chasing squirrels (and
sometimes her dad) up trees and gets all the treats from her neighborhood friends. She is the sweetest dog and we are so
glad we found each other!
David and Amy, Gaithersburg, MD (11/29/22)
I wanted to email Small Miracles to say thank you for all of your help with finding our feline daughter Phoebe
(formerly Jellybean). My boyfriend Matt and I adopted her back in March of 2022, after getting our first apartment
together. We couldn't be happier with her. She's a small orange tabby who's more dog-like than cat-like. She loves to
roll over and get belly scratches. She is constantly begging for food. Some of her favorites are bologna, hot dogs,
and ham. Anyways, I don't want to waste your time, but I figured that I'd share oury story, because my boyfriend and I
couldn't be happier.
Hi Guys we adopted Jake formerly known as Ike. We were looking and looking for a Bluetick coonhound and were always
denied since we lived out of state til we found Small Miracle Rescue! I sent in an application and they got back within
24 hours. They estimated him to be 10 weeks when we got him September 18 2022. He LOVES going on walks, playing fetch
especially his duck, & LOVES playing with his human brother Charlie. I must also add he's terrified of pumpkins. Thank
you guys so much!
The Parson family, (10/23/22)
We adopted Toby on July 19, 2022. He is a muscular 2-year old male - a bundle of energy and playfulness. He enjoys
his toys and paper grocery bags. After a sound night's sleep, he is ready to greet you with a happy good morning and
a hug. He is very vocal, answering any comment made to him and also converses with the rabbits, squirrels and birds
outside his window seat. Never a dull moment with Toby in the house! Many thanks to Small Miracles for our new family
member and all of their hard work.
Mike & Beverly, Columbia, MD (9/26/22)
Khyber and Siberys (formerly Astor and Appaloosa)
I adopted these two scamps about a week ago and they're very loved and happy in their forever home. Astor (now
Khyber) and Appaloosa (now Siberys) have all the attention they can hope for and all the toys they could dream of.
I'm so happy to have them here.
Craig, Glen Burnie, MD (8/5/22)
Wrangler (formerly Everest)
Hi! I just wanted to give you an update on Wrangler (formerly Everest) that we adopted on March 1, 2022. Wrangler
has been a great addition to our family and active lifestyle. He was, at first, scared to cross streets and walk past
storm drains but after a few weeks he became confident and now has no problems! Wrangler enjoys snuggling on the couch,
trips to the beach, 4 wheeling in the Jeep, visiting his 4 legged cousins, long walks and paddle boarding. (We are
still working on swimming so he wears a life jacket and has been doing very well!) Thank you so much for what your
organization does to find forever homes for cats and dogs. Wrangler sure did find his :-)
The Cheuvront Family, (8/4/22)
I have been meaning to send this for a few days however I've been busy writing the chapters in my new book titled
falling in love with "Princess Laila":) Thank you for saving our angel and giving us the opportunity to fall in love
with her. After recently having to say goodbye to my soulmate of 13 years I didn't think I had it in my heart to fall
in love with another so soon, that was until Ms. Laila entered our home. She has come so far in just a few days and I
can't wait to watch her blossom into the confident girl she was born to be. I plan to bring her by to see you all soon
for some much needed thank you lovin and kisses. From the bottom of my heart thank you, I promise to give her the life
she deserves, she is now Princess Laila and shall always be treated as such:) Forever grateful for you all,
Laila's Momma, (7/30/22)
We were lucky enough to find Lexi (formally known as Estrella) on the Small Miracles Rescue website. Lexi was well
trained by her former family so we knew they spent a lot of time and love with her. She came to our home scared/shy,
we let her check out everything at her own pace. At first she would lay behind one of my end tables in a tiny area,
I think it gave her security. Now this girl sprawls out everywhere. She's very comfortable here, loves our big yard
and the love and attention we give her. She was definitely meant for us, but she has given us more than we could ever
Cathy & TR, Edgewater, MD (6/1/22)
I just want to send a huge thank you to your rescue for connecting me with our pet. Teddy (formally Neutron) has
brought us so much joy and laughter. We adopted Ted in August and now feel like we have had him forever - he is the
most wonderful addition to our family. He is the happiest, smartest, and most social dog and goes everywhere with
us. He is simply the best! Thank you so so much!
Back in 2009, I'd gone to Small Miracles to visit a Maine Coon I was considering adopting. While the staff was
trying to find her in the house and I was sitting there waiting, a tortie walked up to me, looked at me, and then
hopped on my lap where she proceeded to lie there purring for the next 20 minutes. 12 1/2 years later, she's still
on my lap, and still purring. The staff had said she hadn't done that with anyone before; she had picked her human
and that was that. It's been a good choice for both of us, and there's still a lot of kitten left in this
We just wanted to thank you again. We welcomed Chelsea Blue (known as Amber by Small Miracles) to our family on
February 22, 2019. We recently had to say goodbye to our beloved lab and Chelsea Blue came into our lives and
rescued us. She is an amazing dog full of love and loyalty. Thank you Small Miracles for all you do for our fur
We adopted Sai (formerly Indy) July 23rd, 2021. He's now 7 months and has adjusted very well to his new home with
us! He loves treats, playing with his toys, and belly rubs. Sai is such a kind and playful dog and thanks to Small
Miracles Rescue we added another member to our family. Thankful for all the staff there who take their time to care
for each and every animal and also to the fosters parents who take them in. We love Sai so much!
We adopted Butters on July 7th, 2018. We lived in Annapolis at the time, but have moved from there to Silver Spring
and now finally to our permanent house in Odenton. Butters has been a trooper with all of our moves! She went from a
scared, shy dog to a young lady with a lot of PERSONALITY!! All she needed was a little love. We are beyond grateful
to Small Miracles for giving us this angel and when we want another dog we will be back!!!
Julie and Peter, Odenton, MD (11/15/21)
I wanted to give you guys a 1 year update on our Bengie boy, formally known as Lane. Bengie is now a 60 lbs silky,
hyper boy. He is such a good boy and we couldn't be happier. Thank you guys so much for being a part of him being in
We had been searching for a new family member for months after losing our two dogs to serious illnesses.
When the notification popped up that Leo had been surrendered to Small Miracles, we had to visit him. The
staff was wonderful and obviously very attentive to the needs of their dogs. The application process was
straightforward, and the "interview" process was quite pleasant. We couldn't be happier with the newest
member of our family thanks to Small Miracles.
Bill, Alexandria, VA (10/24/21)
I adopted Zane in April 2021. Small Miracles rescued him from a shelter in Kentucky and, as an adult dog,
he had been waiting at Small Miracles for a few weeks when I met him. He came home with me in the
springtime and is adjusting to his new home so well! Zane loves going on walks (he trots along as fast as
little legs will take him), riding in the car, rolling in the grass, playing with other dogs, and sleeping
on the couch. We've been to training classes and he's very smart, picking up many new commands quickly and
learning how to walk on a leash (we're still working on how to manage around squirrels in the park!). He
is such a kind and loving dog!
Sarah, Baltimore, MD (10/3/21)
Patches loves everyone she meets. How this girl ended up in a high kill shelter is unthinkable. She is
the most loving dog ever. She loves her chicken parmesan dog snacks, car rides, walks, basking in the sun
on the deck and belly rubs. She has not had one accident in my house and is a gracious houseguest. It's
like she lived here her whole life. Moving to Maryland and not having family close by has been tough, but
this little girl is my new best friend. Thank you Small Miracles for rescuing her.
Show Family, (10/2/21)
A Pandemic, A New Dog, and Heartworm
We named him Murtaugh (from Lethal Weapon). He had that look that he was "too old for this...", but he
was just really sick with heartworm. We were immediately overwhelmed by his treatment plan, but Small
Miracles was there to help every step of the way. Murt immediately made our place his home. He seemed very
indifferent to dog things. He did not pull on his walks nor chase birds, squirrels, cats, etc. He did not
play with his toys. He did not want to interact with people or other dogs. He just wanted to be with us
and had separation anxiety. We headed into March with several months of treatment ahead as well as a
global pandemic engulfing us. We both were fortunate enough to work from home to be around and monitor
Murt with his treatments. By the end of June, Murt was heartworm negative! He now loves to pull on his
leash. He is easily distracted by squirrels, cats, dogs, and young children. He is not so sure about the
deer and is terrified of thunderstorms. He has three favorite toys and loves to play fetch and tug. His
favorite treat is peanut butter. He is truly a sweetheart. Thank you Small Miracles!
Steff and Mike, Columbia, MD (9/11/21)
It's been 3 months now since we adopted Mr. Bodine (formally Rider) and we couldn't be more thrilled. We
never thought we would have a puppy, or a lab for that matter, but when we met Bodie, we just knew he was
This guy came into our home and turned our lives upside down in the best of ways. He is everything we
didn't even know our family needed! Our family has always wanted an 'everywhere dog' and Bodie is
definitely that dog. Since joining our family, he has been camping, kayaking, out for coffee in the city,
easy strolls around the neighborhood, swimming at the beach, tons of puppy play-dates, and hiking along
the local trails. He rides well in the car, was gentle with our elderly kitty, and is amazing with our
son. Bodie has yet to meet a person or creature he doesn't like, and everyone everywhere compliments him
on being the goodest of the boys.
Bodie is gentle, playful, patient, snuggly, smart, silly, well-mannered, and just an overall wonderful
little spirit with whom to share our lives. We are so grateful to everyone at Small Miracles for bringing
us together! Thank you!
The Smutek Family, Baltimore, MD (9/8/21)
We adopted Bridget in April 2021. She is growing into the most beautiful dog. She loves her big brother
Tanner and fits with our family well. She loves to be in our pool but only if we hold her for now. I'm
sure by next summer she will be getting in on her own. She loves people (kids especially) and going for
rides with mommy and daddy. She still needs some training for jumping up when people first come but we are
working on that. She is living her best life and we are so grateful she is part of our family.
Deborah, Carlisle, PA (7/29/21)
We adopted Luna (aka Gaia) in February 2021. This is her success story!
This is our first pet and we were so excited to welcome her to a loving new home. Small Miracles Cat &
Dog Rescue made it such an easy and smooth adoption process. The second we saw Luna we knew that she was
the one for us. The volunteers told us that she had only been at the rescue for about a day and was just
transported from a kill shelter in West Virginia. We knew we wanted to give her a good home where she
would be so loved. She was extremely shy when we first adopted her and is still warming up to people but
she is perfect! She has opened up so much in our home and we couldn't be happier. She now plays with toys
and other dogs. We are so lucky to have such an amazing pet and best friend to share our home with. Thank
you Small Miracles Cat & Dog Rescue for giving us the chance to adopt such an amazing dog!
The Loney family, (6/28/21)
We adopted Luna (aka Keisha) in October 2020. This is her success story!
After we mourned the death of our old dog Eko, the entire family decided that we needed a new furry
family member. My daughter Mila searched far and wide on Petfinder, and submitted applications herself!
Soon, we were matched with Keisha. Everyone at Small Miracles was so loving to her and the other dogs.
Luna was the greatest gift. She loves the children, plays outside the whole day, and has learned to not
chew shoes very quickly! She is the sweetest, most cuddly and playful dog ever. She loves running around
in the park and sniffing around new adventures. We love her so much and know that she loves us! Thank you
Small Miracles for giving her another chance, and giving us the great gift of sharing our lives with her!
Sonia, Mila, and Felix, (5/12/21)
We adopted Ester (Clover) in November 2020 after she had been returned for being rambunctious. All I can
say is I have 2 very happy children who Love her with all their heart. After settling in with us we
learned she is a very sweet and loyal pup. She loves to play fetch and will run around in our yard for
hours with the kids. We are her furever home!
Tuxedo and Oreo
We adopted Tuxedo and Oreo (aka Rocky and Apollo) in February. We love them. The bonded pair play
together, groom each other, eat together, and usually sleep together. They love to be petted and to sleep
in our laps or next to us. They have the sweetest purrs.
Guy and Norma, Catonsville, MD (5/8/21)
This is Mazie. We adopted her April 7, 2020 and she's been with us for over a year now. She spent 8
months at Small Miracles and she was 3 years old at the time. She was pretty aggressive so we assume
that's why she wasn't adopted sooner. Actually, we were told she was their hardest to adopt cat they've
ever had! When we got to the shelter I had no intention of getting her until I sat on the floor and she
climbed right into my lap and sat there for 10 minutes. The person working that day was shocked because
she had never been that friendly with anybody before. Now, Mazie spends her days out on our deck or
screened in porch. She loves being outside and sleeps next to me on my bed every night. She now loves to
sit on people's laps and play with catnip. She still can be a little crazy sometimes but that's why we
The Taylor family, (5/5/21)
I adopted Darry (formerly Spot) in March 2021. He's been the sweetest dog since the first day, but took
some time to get used to his new surroundings, get his confidence, and learn how to use the stairs. Darry
is now happy, confident, goofy, and an absolute angel. He loves going on walks through the woods and using
his beagle nose, chewing on his bone, making seal noises, and cuddling with his humans.
Daniel, Ellicott City, MD (5/5/21)
Aura, a small respiratory compromised, 10 month old kitten was adopted Feb 26th 2021 and had been
thriving ever since. Once timid and shy, she has now blossomed into an adventurous and affectionate pet.
Aura's adoption process was initiated by our 16 year old son who loves cats and was instantly drawn to her
when we first saw her at Small Miracles. When we took Aura home, we sequestered her to a room occupied by
our son as she got used to our house AND to our older miniature husky. Within a week the two were getting
along like old pals! The dog and cat chase each other around the house playing tag from time to time or
can be found napping near each other. Aura is no longer wheezing as bad as she once was and gets lots of
exercise traversing our 3 floors investigating many of the outside views. Our family should have named her
Ninja and she often follows us everywhere we go, surprising us as she intertwines herself between our feet
as we walk or turn a corner. I think we are going to have to put a bell on sweet Aura! When bedtime calls,
she sometimes sleeps with us, curled up around our necks or at our feet purring away.
The Wagoners, (4/26/21)
Just wanted to show you how well Orchid is getting along. This is our sweet dog Penny (formerly known as
Gumdrop) also a Small Miracles graduate. Thanks again for the match!
I adopted formerly Cookie in February 2021, now I call her Scout. The 2 year old Cairn Terrier. She is
great and so sweet. She greets everyone she meets, loves the dog park and playing with her friends. She is
always happy and loves to cuddle. Best dog ever.
Linda, Ellicott City, MD (3/31/21)
We adopted Coco (formerly Lucky) at Small Miracles. He blends in with our family perfectly! He is a
loving dog who is very affectionate, cuddly, obedient, and calm. We trained him to do many tricks too!
Ko Family, Laurel, MD (3/31/21)
My husband and I adopted Belle, renamed Daisy on 3/6/21. I was hoping for one of her brothers but she was
available and so cute! We have been so happy with her. Daisy has her own wardrobe of pink dresses and
frills even down to her pink bed. My husband and I have only had boys so this is our chance to spoil a
girl. She was 8 weeks old and 6 lbs when we got her, she has gained 2 lbs and is starting to grow into her
legs. We think she is part Rat Terrier the way she looks and acts. She is very curious, fast, very food
motivated, and loveable. We are working on the potty training, thank goodness we have an older dog that
looks out for her and she is learning from him. She is still a baby and needs her naps. When she is tired,
she will curl up on your lap and fall asleep. She loves to cuddle and be covered up.
Thank you Small Miracles for the quick and easy adoption process. The puppy bag with toys, Hills Science
Diet for Puppies, the harness, towel and all of her paperwork was very much appreciated!
Ed and Natalie, (3/30/21)
As we go through the holiday season, we are forever grateful for Small Miracles! We received our precious
Bindy Baby from you 7 years ago. Our friend Belinda was fostering her mother when Bindy was born and we
welcomed Bindy into our home as a puppy on Saturday November 16, 2013. A day we won't forget. Our pets are
very much our children. We couldn't be more thankful for the joy and comfort Bindy brings us. She loves to
play catch with soft toys and go on long walks with her sister Ally. She is easily and well trained
allowing Ryan (from the stroller to now at age 4) to walk her at the easy command of "the baby has you".
She loves to watch the sunset at our beach home playing in the sand and surf but also enjoys snuggling up
for movie nights on our laps (big lap dog) in front of the fire on cold nights. 2020 has been a
challenging year and having Bindy has made it so much easier.
Thank you from the The Teal Family, Millersville, MD! (12/23/20)
We adopted Ramsey (then Peter) Nov 14, 2018. He is such a happy boy and loves his life. His favorite past
time is sitting on the back porch with me, watching the world go by and making sure I am safe from harm.
He brings me so much joy. I am so grateful for him. Thank you for all you do small miracles!
Jaime, Joppa, MD (12/9/20)
I adopted Noel from you guys in July 2019. She loves to sit on the window and look at the birds and
rabbits in the yard. She will immediately jump into your lap as soon as you sit down. She's very loving,
and also loves playing with her mouse toys occasionally. She loves laying in her bed and sleeping the day
Rami, Baltimore, MD (11/19/20)
Kloud and Misty
I adopted Kloud (formerly Kiefer) from Small Miracles in February of 2018. He is very cuddly, playful,
and friendly. He loves belly rubs, long walks, and sniffing everything! In November of 2019, I adopted
Misty (formerly Zelda) as a puppy weighing less than 3 lbs. Now she is 14 months old, weighs 10 pounds,
very energetic, and loves to play with our cat! We are so happy we were able to adopt them and they are
loved by us.
The Woo Family, Jessup, MD (11/16/20)
Nearly two years ago, on 11/11/2018, I adopted a 5-month-old kitten from Small Miracles. Milo (formerly
Tupac) has become my pride and joy. He is incredibly playful, sweet, and entertaining. Though he's very
anxious around new people, he warms up to them pretty easily. He gets along well with my family's
8-year-old Cavachon, Charlie. I even find him playing with the dog's toys sometimes! He's very vocal and
loves attention, especially when he wants to play fetch with a hair tie. Everyone in my family is
incredibly grateful to have him in our lives. Thank you, Small Miracles, for all that you do!
A year ago, we adopted our beagle mix Freya (formerly Adolin) as a 8 weeks old puppy. She brought a lot
of energy to our family life! We could not be happier with her. We fell in love with her and she has truly
made us her pack! She loves going camping and protecting us from squirrels, taking long naps in somebody's
lap and sniffing through the woods. We are so happy Freya is a family member. Thanks to everyone at Small
Miracles Rescue for all you do!
The Sims Family, (10/9/20)
Curley and Mr. Noodles
I adopted these two sweethearts in about 2013 from Small Miracles. We renamed them Curley and Mr.
Noodles, and they're brothers. They are just the most wonderful cats, we love them so much! Thank you for
Lee Anne, (10/5/20)
Me1 and my Mom adopted Suzanna (now Coco). She was adopted on 6/25/2020. She is a loving, smart, and
adorable 12 lbs, 1 year old Chihuahua mixed Jack Russel Terrier. When we went to check out the selection,
we had our eyes on a poodle, but she wasn't a fit for our family. We were going to leave but they showed
us Coco and we wasn't very fond of her. When we walked away she let out a cry and when i went back she
quieted down, it was love at first sight. My mom filled out the paperwork and they said it was going to
take 72 hours to see if we got approved. 1 day later i couldn't wait any longer so i texted Small
Miracles, and asked for the status. They told me that the owner had the information. I was sad so i took a
nap, waking up to my mom screaming she's coming home tomorrow. I was so excited i cried. I went to the
store bought her a lot of toys and treats and outfits. She is the perfect fit for our family. She's
playful and humble and loves us so much. She loves car rides and walking. She loves to get her picture
taken. I am so happy with the service at Small Miracles. Thanks for helping me find the best thing that
has ever happened to me. I struggle with depression. My mom has noticed a complete change in me since we
brought home Coco. We are her forever home. We love her so much.
Wanted to give you all an update on Oscar: he came into our lives in March of 2018 and he is now over
three years old. I remember finding him online and waiting outside of the shelter in the freezing cold for
almost 45 minutes because I wanted to be sure I was the first one to meet him. He was easily the best
decision that we've ever made. It took some time to get Oscar adjusted to the house and properly trained,
but he has come such a long way. His favorite activities are going to the dog park to play with his
friends (he's very popular), going on long walks and snuggling with Mom and Dad. He brings out the best in
both me and Sara, and I'm thankful for the opportunity to give him a wonderful life. Thank you to Small
Miracles for helping us start our little family. We are eternally grateful.
Mike and Sara, Baltimore, MD (6/16/20)
Hello! I adopted Molly from Small Miracles in May of 2017! She's been nothing but a blessing and joy to
have in my home. She's a sassy little thing with a lot of spunk and personality. I still remember the day
I adopted her. I was initially looking at another kitten and she kept smacking my elbow from a cat cube
right next to the one I was looking at. I knew she had chosen me and I had to take her home :) She has a
brother and two sisters in the home that she loves to snuggle with. Going on 3 years of having her and I
love my little furball a little more each day <3
Aimee, Baltimore, MD (5/22/20)
Hi! Thought we would give an update on our handsome boy Jackson (formerly "George"- adopted on Nov 8,
2018). Sorry it took so long for an update, he keeps us very busy. He is now almost two years old, 63lbs
and healthy! Jackson fell in love with his home in Annapolis, MD and was house-trained in no time. Fun
Fact: Lands End used Jackson as a model in their Fall 2019 shoot in Downtown Annapolis. Now we are in
Salisbury, MD and he loves it. Jacks loves anything outdoors - walks, runs, beaches, and his favorite -
hiking. He's a big snuggler and enjoys curling up under the blankets when it's time for bed. Jackson is so
friendly to everyone, especially kids and other dogs. He loves going to the dog park to see his friends
and run around and wrestle. Thank you Small Miracles.
Bobby and Kaleigh, Salisbury, MD (3/24/20)
Good morning! I thought I would send in an update for "Zoey" who is now our beloved Leeloo. We adopted
her on January 23rd and she has melded seamlessly into our family. She loves to play with her "big sister"
Penny, cuddles her humans big and small, and is the sweetest floppy bundle of love. She even does great
with our free ranging chickens, and loves being outside as long as we will let her. We did get a few
surprises, as she was reported to be 4 months old by the person who surrendered her, but our vet aged her
at only 10-11 weeks. This means that she has a LOT more growing to do than we expected, and is already
edging close to 40 pounds at 5 months! But it's just more of her for us to love. We could not have asked
for a better companion, and I am so grateful that she locked eyes with me and told me she needed to be my
dog. Thank you Small Miracles!
Jaimie, Ian, Madelyn, and Charlotte, Sykesville, MD (3/6/20)
We adopted little Cotton Ball, a pretty 6 pound Maltese, on March 2nd, 2019 and she now is Lily. She has
my granddaughter, Rachel, to play with; my daughter, Noelle, to walk her; and me, grandma Elli, to feed
and brush and lay around with all afternoon. AND all of us to kiss, hug and LOVE her all the time! We are
so happy Lily joined our family and here's a picture of Rachel and our little Lily!
One year ago we adopted a tiny Maltese girl from you and we just celebrated her 4th birthday and next
week will be her Gotcha Day!! We just love our Lily and are so thankful for your rescue organization. We
take her everywhere and dress her up pretty. She's the very sweetest and loving little girl. Here's an
updated picture of Lily in her birthday dress.
Rachel, Noelle, and Elli, Timonium, MD (2/28/20)
Ten years ago this week (January 2010), in the middle of Snow-pocolypse, an abandoned cat named Polly
gave birth in a foster home (Wolter family) to five kittens named for The Simpsons. I adopted the one
named Homer who subsequently chose to answer to Baby. Here is a recent photo of him. He is such a good
boy, alive and well living at Dupont Circle in DC.
Victoria, Washington, DC (1/27/20)
Zin and Shiraz
Our long term success story: We adopted two tuxedo kittens in March, 2013, litter-mates Zin and Shiraz.
Today is their seventh birthday. We love them without limit. They brighten our lives in so many ways:
their antics at play make us laugh, we cherish snuggle time, and can't do anything but smile at them when
they snuggle with each other. We call that their "cuddle puddle". We've learned not to buy fancy cat toys
-- they prefer the boxes and bubble wrap more than the toys! We're so grateful to have them that every
Christmas we make a donation to Small Miracles on their behalf in loving memory of their predecessor,
Jazz, a tuxedo who lived to be 21 years old.
Zan and Gordon, Catonsville, MD (1/27/20)
I adopted Murray (formerly Ranger) in June of 2016 - he and his brother Ripley were an owner surrender in
WV. I don't even have the words to describe how adored my little dude is - everyone he meets is
immediately charmed by his adorable face and quirky persona. I call him my "circus dog", because from the
day I brought him home, he's always doing all sorts of jumps, twists, and twirls! He loves turkey, toys
that make animal noises, and he snores louder than anyone in the house. He's quite the little traveler:
he's gone on several family vacations (he's an experienced hotel pup!), lived in NYC, and even charmed the
conductors on Amtrak. Murray's a happy little guy and I love him with all my heart. I can't thank Small
Miracles enough for bringing us together.
Cheney, Ellicott City, MD (1/27/20)
We adopted Willow (previously Indigo) on Dec 7, 2019 and we are happy to say she is thriving in her new
home. In the 3 weeks that we've had her, she has gained 11.3 pounds, she has learned the "sit" command, is
quickly learning (yet hasn't fully mastered) the "down" command, and we are currently bell training. She
is doing great with crate training as well, and while she is still a little fearful of the outside world,
she LOVES being inside with her family. She is such a sweet puppy, and we are so grateful to Small
Miracles for rescuing her, and allowing her to be a part of our family.
We adopted Moira in February of 2019. She is a 10 year old lab with Cushings disease. We just wanted to
give her a peaceful end of days as she was not expected to live a normal lifespan. She was tested at our
vet and the Cushings was confirmed. We fed her whatever she would eat. When she stopped eating altogether
we made brown rice and boiled chicken for her. She ate that and when she began going to the bowls of the
other dogs in our home and eating the leftover dog food we gradually put her on a normal diet. The vet
then discovered that she had lymphoma and had 2 months to live. That was in April. At her last visit to
the vet in August she showed no signs of Cushings or lymphoma. The vet has no explanation and just said
keep doing what you are doing. She is a treasured member of our family. She has learned new tricks and has
a true sense of humor! She is wicked smart and loves to play with our boxer rescue. We only meant to give
her a peaceful end but what we got was a wonderful dog who gives us great joy and laughter. I did not plan
on falling in love with this animal but we all have and will enjoy her for as long as God gives her.
Scout and Bean
We adopted Bean (the puppy formerly known as Siena) the week before Halloween. We got her to help Scout
(formerly Helena) who we adopted in February and needed a friend. Both babies are amazing and we love them
Nicole, Mark, Scout and Bean, Havre de Grace
I adopted Ollie in September 2019. We fell in love at first sight and from day one he has fit in
perfectly at home! He loves sleeping on me, sitting on his window perch while watching squirrels, playing
with his toys, and giving kisses. He is the most gentle, loving boy. Both of us could not be happier.
Thank you for helping Ollie and I find each other!
Stephanie, Baltimore, MD
Jayda (aka Reenie) arrived at Small Miracles 10-14-18. We took Jayda home on 11-02-18. She is the best,
most caring dog I have ever had. Her previous owner abandoned her on a hill with her litter of pups in VA.
Small Miracles saved her from a kill shelter, and I can't thank the Small Miracles team enough. She made
herself right at home. She sleeps with us, but doesn't mind sleeping on her bed in our room. She is great
with kids and other dogs; squirrels on the other hand get her undivided attention lol. I think she is just
curious and wants to play with them. She feeds off of people's personalities. My niece is very outgoing
and energetic, therefore Jayda will jump and lick her. Our friend's son is afraid of dogs, and Jayda will
walk up to him and sit to let him get comfortable with her. It might sound crazy to some people, but
that's how amazing she is. She is a blessing to our family and we will continue to match her love. If you
are considering getting a pet please, please check out Small Miracles or any other adoption center. Thanks
again to everyone at Small Miracles.
Joe and Nicole
We wanted to pass along that we are so happy with our rescue pup from Small Miracles! We adopted Bruno
(formerly Jacob) in October 2018. We were sure he was going to be a big dog, but it turns out he is only
30 pounds - we are constantly trying to guess his mix of breeds and have settled on some sort of
long-haired dachshund mix. He's full of personality and always has us laughing.
Mary, Baltimore, MD
Bandit and Patch
I adopted Bandit and Patch (formerly Rob and Ray Ray) in August 2018. They are brothers and have been
inseparable since I brought them both home. They are 1 year old now and they enjoy playing together and
watching the birds through the windows. They have brought so much love and I am so glad I decided to go to
Small Miracles Rescue for my new family members. I first saw Rob at the Petco in Columbia MD, where I
work, and wanted him to come home with me along with a playmate from the shelter. Everyone at Small
Miracles is helpful and friendly and I would recommend them to anyone looking for a new pet.
Christi, Dulles, VA
I adopted Camden (Sir) on June 25, 2019. I fell in love with him the moment I saw his picture on the
Small Miracles website. It was the best decision I have ever made because he has brought me so much love.
His fur sister Sadie adores him and thinks he is her baby. Camden is a sweet boy and is loved by everyone
he meets. I look forward to loving him for many years to come. Thank you Small Miracles.
Linda, Glen Burnie, MD
My fiance, Gary, and I adopted Molly, a beautiful chihuahua mix, from Small Miracles two months ago
(April 2019), and she has brought so much joy to our lives! We saw Molly online when we were looking to
add a dog to our family, and fell in love with her at first sight. She loves to go for walks around our
neighborhood, chew on her toys, and just hang out with us! Her favorite spot in the house is between us on
the couch watching TV. I can't say enough good things about the care she received at Small Miracles and
she has adjusted so well to our home. Thank you again for bringing our best friend into our lives!
Carrie + Gary, Columbia, MD
We adopted Leilani (formerly known as Sara Lee), a beautiful tortoiseshell domestic short hair two months
ago and it's been a joy to have her as part of our family. After losing our kitten we thought we would
never be able to love another pet, but Leilani came to our lives and stole our hearts in a second. She
spends the day playing with little fur balls, climbing the cat tree and biting my daughter's homework! We
currently live in Ellicott City, MD, but we are getting ready to move to Kentucky. Thanks Small Miracles
for bringing Leilani to our lives!
Katty Lora, Ellicott City, MD
We adopted Pumpkin, a beagle mix, from Small Miracles in February, 2019. We had recently lost our 17 year
old cat, and wanted to expand our household with a rescue dog. We met Pumpkin at an adoption event and
immediately took to her. A week later, she was in our home! She has made friends with our Maine Coon mix,
and loves all people, big and small. So far, she has been to the Bay, the Ocean, Virginia, and to other
fun events. She loves going for rides and exploring her neighborhood. We love her so much, and she adds
tons of joy to our lives!
Jodie and Erin
Over a year ago I adopted my dog from Small Miracles and he is my miracle indeed. I just wanted to
provide some pictures! I lost his foster mom's contact information. He was known as Stanley at the time
and adopted February 1, 2018! His name is now Maximo (Max for short). He loves running around and chasing
birds on the yard. He knows a lot of tricks too like paw, high five, roll over, play dead, speak and lay,
he also understands them in Spanish! We love him so much and it�s exactly what our family needed.
We adopted Scout (formerly Helene) on Feb. 4, 2019. She is absolutely amazing! We live in Havre de Grace
so we walk her by the water and she loves it. We love her so much! She started puppy class today. Thank
you, your organization is wonderful!
Nicole, Scout, and Mark, Havre de Grace
We adopted Ella just before Christmas this year (2018) and she has been an absolute joy! She fit right in
with my other 2 dogs and has adopted my female, Becca, as her older sister. She�s very caring toward my
blind and nearly deaf male dog, Smokey, as well. She�s adorable in her own right and I can't say enough
good about her. Our adoption experience with Small Miracles was also problem free. They worked with us to
find just the right dog.
Debbie, Shane, Ella, Becca and Smokey
We adopted Coco (formerly Missy) just 10 days ago (11/30/2018) and couldn�t be more pleased. Coco is a
bright, fun-loving, active young Beagle mix that is a welcome addition to our family and a great companion
for our other Beagle mix dog. Small Miracles is a great organization that is well run and with a
knowledgeable staff. We were able to complete the adoption process within 24 hours of first meeting Coco.
I highly recommend them to anyone looking to adopt a rescue pet.
Frank and Xiaolin, Middletown, MD
I'd like to tell you about my success story with "Adele". Her name is Ellie Mae now. Adele wasn't country
enough. This good girl is the best little spoon a cuddler could ask for! And too hot for a personal
heater! But, I can't go to bed without her. She was also my inspiration for a painting. She's definitely
my best friend - thank you Small Miracles. (November 2018)
Our family adopted Buck (formerly Louie). He's become a big part of our family and fits in so well! Buck
is growing fast and getting bigger every day. We love him and are so happy we adopted him! (November 2018)
Dewey and RO
I adopted brother and sister, Dewey and RO (formerly Puff and Pandora) in August 2018. It didn't take
long for them to feel comfortable in their new, forever home. Dewey and RO are very playful and in between
their many cat naps they love to chase each other around the house, playing with their toys. I couldn�t
imagine my life without them. Small Miracles was absolutely wonderful to work with. They take in so many
precious animals who need loving homes and handle them all with such care. Thank you, Small Miracles. Not
only do you rescue them, they also rescue you. <3
Taylor, Ellicott City
My husband and I adopted Dinah (Courtney at the shelter), a brown tabby cat, a few weeks ago (September
2018). At first, she was afraid of our cat, Darcy, but she learned that all he wants is to play. Now they
spend their time together, and they seem so happy! Dinah is rambunctious and curious, a sweetheart who
loves to eat, play, and cuddle. Everyone at Small Miracles was working so hard and so kindly to help the
animals find homes when we visited. Thank you for helping us welcome Dinah into our lives!
Jennifer and Tony, Laurel
My boyfriend and I adopted Calix (formerly Charlie) in June 2018. He is a very friendly, energetic 8
month old puppy who is still growing into his ears. According to his Wisdom Panel he is a
Boxer/Collie/German Shepard/Chow/Lab/Coon hound mix! He is incredibly intelligent and therefore always
getting himself into trouble! He helped fill the puppy shaped hole in our home after my boyfriend's family
lost their long-time family dog. Small Miracles was incredible to work with and we recommend them to
everyone who is looking to adopt!
Grace and David, Columbia
We adopted Trixie (formerly Salomey) in July 2015. It was love at first lick! We fell in love with her
and her tricky ways. Since we picked her up from Small Miracles, she has been fun and very energetic. She
definitely keeps us in shape! She loves to chew everything, so we keep an eye out on her! The staff at
Small Miracles were very informative and helpful with the process. She has found a forever home, and we
can't be happier! Thank you again, Small Miracles!
Chris and Janet