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Senior Shelter Dog Practices Riding To Her Forever Home Every Day

When a dog has finally found his or her forever family, and gets to ride home with them, it is often referred to by the animal community as a ride to freedom. One senior dog can't wait for her ride - so she practices for it.

New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society

New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society

Mrs. Kisses is a 12-year-old dog who was taken in by the New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society (NFSAW) in Connecticut in December 2014. She was rescued from the Hartford Pound on the day she was scheduled to be put down. "We met her and just fell in love with the 'young' lady," Kristen Barnum, the assistant shelter manager at NSFAW, told The Dodo. Mrs. Kisses was originally found as a stray and the shelter thinks she may have been used as a bait dog because of the scars all over her face and legs.

New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society

New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society

Mrs. Kisses enjoys car rides and goes on adventures every day with shelter volunteers, excited for the day when one of these car rides will finally take her to her new family. When her forever family eventually finds her, she will be ready.

While Mrs. Kisses suffers from arthritis and has been living at the shelter for much too long, she never lets her discomfort show. That's just not her style. She is one of the happiest dogs you will ever meet, according to Susie's Senior Dogs, and does not dwell on her hardships.

"She loves to go for walks in the woods with volunteers, take car rides, play in the yard or, better yet, [find] a lap to sit on and a face to constantly give kisses," Barnum said.

New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society

New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society

Susie's Senior Dogs, which featured Mrs. Kisses on its Facebook page, wrote, "Mrs. Kisses is an excellent car rider, she's a passionate smoocher, and she has a vivacious personality -- living by the motto, 'When life gives you lemons you slurp lemonade!'"

Mrs. Kisses is so ready for her forever family and will continue to practice her ride to freedom every day, until someone finally comes to drive her home.

If you're interested in adopting Mrs. Kisses, you can contact the New Fairfield/Sherman Animal Welfare Society at nfsaw@att.net or 203.746.2925.