Save-A-Pet with some friends. They were looking for a dog. I was just along for the ride. She was in the lobby of a ramshakle little shelter in Palatine, IL, in a pet carrier, away from the little dogs. She chose me. I didn't have a clue about how to care for a little helpless creature. She taught me. I she hadn't chosen me, I'm sure that by now my heart would have withered into a bitter, nasty thing. Loving her, and the dogs that followed has kept me from losing hope in a world that for the most part, these days, seems hopeless to me. Yoda was the first dog I knit for. Yoda changed my life for the better, probably in more ways than I can express.
The shelter that housed my little Yoda dog moved to a location in Grayslake, IL, and fifteen years later, finds itself with financial difficulty. This depression hurts pets, too. If you can help with a donation in October, a kind family has offered to match your donation. To sweeten the deal, any custom sweater from Lucky Penny or purchase from my Etsy shop, will have 10% donated to the cause.