Lily ~ From the Streets to Starbucks
Ever wondered just how frightening life must be for a petite pup living alone on the streets? Look no further than the story of Lily, found cowering on the side of a Florida road by a Good Samaritan. Understanding this young girl needed immediate care, the kind passerby brought Lily to a local Miami shelter.
Several caring foster families nursed Lily back to health, providing not only essential medical interventions, but also delicious treats (including cheeseburgers and ice cream!) Recognizing this adorable dog was special, dedicated volunteers held a fundraiser to cover the transport costs needed to bring her to the Northeast for a fresh start.
Despite the scrapes and scars from her former street life, 18-month-old Lily arrived at Baypath affectionate, playful and trusting. Dog Foster Program Coordinator Lauren DiMartino wasted no time securing a loving foster home, matching our new southern arrival with experienced fosters Julie and Jamison. Lauren happily shares that Julie and Jamison brought Lily on countless adventures during her time in foster – including car rides for Starbucks pup cups and stuffed toy shopping sprees!
After completely stealing their hearts, Julie and Jamison decided to make Lily a permanent member of their family! Now known as Artemis, Julie shares that “bringing Artemis into our lives has made us brighter, happier, and more open to seeing the world from a new perspective.” Artemis and her new family continue to enjoy exciting adventures together, whether it be their local Dairy Queen and Starbucks or posh restaurants on Cape Cod.
Thanks to Baypath’s robust foster and adoptive network and the compassionate individuals, volunteers and foster families in Florida, this happy girl was given the second chance she deserved. Like so many dogs and cats who cross our doors, Artemis experienced a tough start to life. Despite her early trauma and neglect, this resilient young dog persevered and is now thriving in an adoring forever home – while rocking fashionable pajamas!