In October 2009, a Rat Terrier mix named Saloma arrived at the ASPCA from Tennessee in the hopes of meeting a new family to settle down with in the big city. Luck was on this furry Southerner’s side. After a bumpy start, Saloma eventually found a loving home in Manhattan with Danielle Ramos and her family. Danielle recently sent us a note about her beloved pooch.
About two years ago, we lost our family pet. He had been with us for over 10 years and had seen me through some of the toughest moments in my life. After much discussion, I suggested that maybe adoption was ideal, seeing as how we could not find the time to train a puppy.
After looking into a few shelters, my mother came across a photo of an adorable little Rat Terrier by the name of Saloma. That very same day we were off to the ASPCA. The fates were aligned because the family that had adopted her prior to our arrival had returned her. I fell in love with her big brown eyes the moment she rocketed out of her room in search of a treat.
We brought her home that same day, changed her name to something less like Salami, and never looked back. She now rules the roost in our house and has discovered the joy of pouncing through mounds of snow like a rabbit.
From the bottom of my heart, I'd like to thank the staff at the ASPCA for the amazing job they do and for helping us find Shea, better known as Saloma Salami.
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