Paris Amore — Shelter

Location: Princeton, Illinois

Paris Amore limped into our life in 2016. She was recused from the local shelter, Friends of Strays. We took her home and at first, she had a hard time adjusting to her new life. She was territorial with food and very timid, but it didn’t take long before her walls started to come down and open up to our family and our two beloved Boxers, Maddi and Panzer. But she still had one large obstacle to overcome: her severely swollen leg. We took her to the vet and our hearts were heavy because we had just lost our beautiful boxer Cloe to cancer months before, and we were terrified that we would lose our new friend and family member right after she came into our lives. After the visit, we found out that it was not bone cancer, but earlier in her life, her leg was severely crushed and healed into a bone mass that caused her severe pain. The only option was amputation. Paris found this to be a blessing and most of the time you can’t even tell she’s missing her leg because she runs so fast. She cuddles with us in bed every night, wraps herself into blanket burritos, and dhe filled the voids in our hearts with her unconditional love. We added Amore to her name, because of how much love she brings into our lives.