But before Violet and Reggae moved in with their new family, tragedy struck.
A veterinarian diagnosed Violet with terminal cancer. She was unlikely to live more than six months. So, Deane had to make that excruciating call.
Of course, she would understand if the family changed its mind.
"We've decided we want to adopt her," Jessica Medeiros said. "We want to give her the happiest life in the short amount of time she has left."