One month after Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, a miracle occurred. Rescuers pulled a dog out from underneath the rubble. They named him, appropriately, Miracle.
Big Dog Ranch Rescue, the rescue that took him in, cared for him and nursed him back to health. After Miracle’s story went viral, the rescue received 10,000 adoption applications for the sweet pooch.
“Many suggested that we keep Miracle as a sort of mascot for the ranch, but that is not what we’re about,” Lauree Simmons, the founder and president of the rescue, said.
Instead, Miracle found his forever home with the Beatys, a South Florida family with ties to the Bahamas.
According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Clark Beaty grew up on the islands and it’s where he met his wife, Briana.
Of the 10,000 applicants, some which included celebrities, Simmons said the Beatys rose to the top of the list after they saw how Miracle bonded with the family’s three young girls.
“It feels like we’ve been waiting forever,” Briana said.
Not only did the Beatys have to wait until Miracle recovered—he suffered a respiratory infection and muscle atrophy—but Big Dog Ranch Rescue waited to see if Miracle’s family came forward to claim him.
Since the area where the dog was discovered was completely devastated, rescuers believe he might be the only survivor.
“There’s just something special about Miracle,” Briana told the Orlando Sentinel. “Like he actually smiles at you. It’s ridiculous it’s so cute. We just can’t wait to spoil him rotten.”
I’m so happy that Miracle found his forever home. May he be spoiled rotten and loved to death.
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