Dog love is a universal truth. It is unfathomable, boundless, and beyond pure.  I have been lucky enough to be loved by two of the world’s most incredible dogs – my soul mates Ivan and Miah.


Miah and Ivan came to me from Save-a-Pet of Niagara County, an entirely volunteer rescue organization located in Western New York. After almost a decade with my two, my heart broke when Miah lost her battle against Systemic Lupus on July 3rd, 2015.

Miah’s story is complex and far from typical, and I’ve compiled it all in 3 posts.  Check them out here:  Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.  And if you don’t want to leave Ivan out, here is how he weaseled his way into my heart as well: How I Ended Up a Dog Mom. 

And of course, getting Ivan led to finding Miah. Check that out here: And then came Miah…

It is my sincere hope that Miah’s love will continue to effect both animals and humans alike, and that her spirit will live on through the generosity of those who support animal rescue. Please consider donating to her Legacy and supporting the hard-working rescue family who helped me find my darling girl. Every cent matters, every donation no matter how big or small will help in an incredible way.

To read all of Miah’s journey, click here.

Make sure to visit our dog product review page for a list of items that we adore and were generously donated to help raise awareness for Miah’s Legacy.  If you or someone you know would like to donate an item for us to give away to promote this great cause, please contact us at dcminute (at) gmail (dot) com.

 On a final note – the outpouring of love we have received in response to Miah’s passing and our dedication to give back to animal rescue has been both overwhelming and intensely humbling.  You are all very much in our hearts and we sincerely thank you.



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