Rescue Dog Can’t Stop Showering Her New Dad With The Sweetest Hugs

Animals & Nature Dec 15, 2023

Losing a dog really hurts. It’s like a punch in the gut. You can’t ready yourself for it.

You keep wondering if you did enough for your furry buddy or if you were the best owner. The pain doesn’t really go away, but there are things that can make it a bit better.

The McCraw family found some relief when they got a new rescue dog. This pup was overjoyed to meet them, and that brought some comfort.

Meet Maggie

Source: TikTok

After Mischka, their beloved dog, passed away from cancer, the McCraw family felt crushed.

Right in the middle of their sadness, Maggie entered their lives, and they felt an instant connection—they knew they couldn’t let her go.

Halfway There Rescue helped organize a meeting in South Carolina, and it turned out to be a really heartwarming experience.

McCraw shared with The Dodo, “She won me over completely. We had lost our other dog a few months before meeting Maggie, and I wasn’t sure if I was ready for a new dog then. I thought it was just a casual meeting, but she really touched my heart.”


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♬ It Had To Be You – Frank Sinatra

Mary and her husband, Mark, fell head over heels for the new dog right away. On their first meeting, the pup displayed all her adorable traits, making it feel like destiny had brought them together.

Throughout the entire encounter, Maggie kept cuddling up to her new human dad, showing her gratitude for being rescued in such a big way.

Maggie’s Story

Source: Andra Mack via The Dodo

The McCraws were shocked to discover that Maggie had suffered abuse from her previous owners and was used solely for breeding. When they were finished with her, she was left to fend for herself.

After being rescued, she stayed with Andra Mack in foster care, where she gradually regained trust in people.

Mack said, “She turned into one of the most affectionate dogs we’ve ever taken care of. When Maggie met her new dad, my husband and I exchanged glances—we just knew. It felt like a scene from a movie.”

But the time had come for Maggie to start her new life in her forever home in South Carolina, and the McCraws were more than thrilled to welcome her into their family.

Source: Mary McCraws via The Dodo

Even Mack saw the undeniable bond between them. She mentioned, “They were destined to be together. The warmth and happiness evident in the video make me think that their previous dog, Mischka, was watching over that meeting, smiling.”

During moments like these, we can appreciate these incredible individuals for assisting a dog that truly needed them and vowed to look after her. I send them my best wishes for their new journey together.