“Where there is great love, there are always miracles.” – Willa Cather

At the Palmetto Animal League Adoption Center, miracles come in many forms. For some homeless pets, the miracle is being rescued from an overcrowded shelter just in time. For others, the miracle comes the day they form a profound connection with that special human they’ve been waiting to find.

A dog named Rosie must wonder if miracles truly exist, and at PAL we assure her every day that they most certainly do.

Rosie has been bounced in and out of the shelter environment her whole life. She has never experienced true comfort and stability that come along with a lifelong home. Through no fault of her own, Rosie has found herself discarded more times than she cares to remember.

“She has been adopted five times and has spent 449 days in our kennel over the past nine years,” says PAL Adoption Coordinator Sally Dawkins.

At PAL, we never give up on a pet. We see each animal as a unique and precious soul, hoping to find their perfect place in this world. In Rosie’s case, she has learned to be careful with her heart.

“It can take a few weeks to gain a true bonded relationship with Rosie,” said Natalee Marick, PAL dog trainer. “But, when she learns that she can trust you, the relationship is pure bliss.”

Rosie longs for a forever home where she can relax with her people and watch Netflix at night. She is very obedient, a wonderful leash walker, enjoys the company of other animals, and is equal parts loving and quirky.

“When it comes to treats, Rosie likes only bananas,” said Kennel Supervisor Shelby English.

You can help animals like Rosie live out a miracle. Share the love with homeless pets by sending a valentine to the animal lovers in your life. Visit and click on “Create a Valentine.” You can send an eCard or print a card at home. Your donation will give homeless pets the gift of life proving that, “Where there is great love, there are always miracles.”

If you’d like to meet Rosie, lover of bananas and people she can trust, call PAL at 843-645-1725 to schedule a visit to our adoption center.

Amy Campanini is president of Palmetto Animal League.