Then The Application arrived.
It was from a woman named Denise, who lived alone in Michigan. She was in her 50s, financially secure. But there was something else - something Hutchinson couldn't quite put her finger on.
"I don't know what it was, but I just started crying and thought, 'This is the one,'" she says. "I called her and said, 'We've been waiting for you for so long to come along. We both started crying.'"
Last week, Apollo met Denise, who was so excited she forgot her cat carrier.
More tears. Again, the best kind.