The 3-year-old speckled pointer mix had spent her life bouncing from shelter to shelter, but didn’t let it get her down. In fact, the rescue dog had such a happy disposition that she had injured her tail from wagging it too much. Harrington learned that JoJo had recently given birth to a litter of puppies, all of whom had been adopted. Only JoJo remained, waiting patiently for a home.
“She looked up, and her eyes just melted my heart,” Harrington said. “And I was like, ‘I want her.’” Harrington couldn’t believe how calm JoJo was walking through the packed mall, bustling with last-minute Christmas shoppers, and decided if she was still there the next day, it was meant to be.
“When I saw her there, I was like, ‘Nope. She’s mine. I’m not waiting.’ So we paid the $50 [adoption fee] and brought her home,” Harrington said. “She immediately snuggled up to my son, and my son was falling all kinds of in love with her.”