Pet Adoption – Zoe’s Story

19 May 2014

No Distance Too Great – A Pet Adoption Story!

How lucky can one little dog be?!

Mason, Texas, the county seat of Mason County, has a population of just 2,117. This tiny, rural community is fortunate to have, Second Chance-Mason Animal Rescue, a group of volunteer working to give the shelter pets needed exposure to find loving homes.

On April 30, Jennifer shared Zoe on Pawsitively Texas, an adorable, young Chi-Weenie dog that had only two weeks to find a home, or she would become another tragic shelter statistic and be killed. She was less than a year old – and so, so cute!

Zoe, a shelter dog in Mason, TX

The compassionate folks that follow the Pawsitively Texas Facebook page sprang to action and shared Zoe, as they do all the other beautiful, adoptable pets posted. Zoe captured a lot of hearts, but it was Brenda that got her application submitted first to adopt Zoe! Never mind that Brenda’s family lives in Fort Worth, they were willing to make a day of driving to this small, rural community to bring their new family member home! And when their GPS mistakenly directed them to San Angelo instead of Mason, Texas, Jennie provided transport for Zoe to assure she could be adopted by the family that already loved her.

Brenda shares their adoption story here

Dear Pawsitively Texas,

Thank you so much for the wonderful work you do in finding forever homes for these precious little souls! We drove 4 hours there and back to adopt the new member of our family Zoe pictured in the middle. If everyone knew what love and joy these fur babies bring into our lives, they would adopt! Zoe can’t stop licking and snuggling us!!!! As if to show how very grateful she is!!! And we are so grateful for you and Second Chance Rescue in Mason Texas! Your Compassion is inspiring! We share your posts and pray for all of you daily. 

With love from the Blaze Family

Texas Shelter Dog adopted because of Facebook post.

I love the way Zoe (center) is looking at her new mom in this photo! Not only did Zoe get a beautiful family to call her own, she now also has two fur siblings to have fun with too!

Thanks to everyone that makes pet adoption stories like Zoe’s possible! Please be sure and like the Second Change  Animal Rescue’s Facebook page: and check out the other wonderful pets in need of adoption on their website:

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