And now, there's Lilly.
As with every dog Letson rescues, she's hoping this tiny papillon will buck the odds and live long enough to catch up on all the love she missed.
When she was first found on the streets of Miami, it didn't look promising. Much of her body was covered in growths. Her mouth was completely rotten.
Did we mention that, at 16, she's as senior as a dog can get?
Animal control responded to a call about the wandering dog. They used a long steel pole to catch her. And soon, she was in an even steelier embrace - as a senior dog at a kill shelter.
Miami-Dade Animal Services