Adoption Success Story: Princess Finds Her Family

Adoption Success Story: Princess Finds Her Family

Michaela, Jordan, and Princess on the adoption day {Courtesy of Broward Animal Care}

By Agrippina Fadel

Sometimes soulmates have four paws and a tail. It was a clear case of love at first sight when Michaela saw Princess Rainbow Sparkles at the Gulf Stream Brewery in June.

Princess, a two-year-old tan American Staffordshire Terrier, was at the brewery on a Lunch Buddy date with a volunteer.

Seeing Princess in her “adopt me” jacket across the room was all it took Michaela and her partner Jordan (both asked not to include their last names – editor) to fall in love.

“We went up to her, and she immediately showed interest and jumped up to say hello. The volunteers told us she is normally very shy and does not open up to people easily,” said Michaela.

She said Princess has funny “duck feet” and a beautiful face.

“We just felt this overwhelming love for her. She is so innocent and trusting, despite all the traumatic experiences she went through,” added Michaela.

Adoption Success Story: Princess Finds Her Family

Princess {Courtesy of Broward Animal Care}

Michaela, a J.P. Taravella graduate who grew up in Coral Springs, now lives in Fort Lauderdale and works as a nurse. She gave Princess a new name, Ella, and said the pup is already “spoiled rotten.”

Princess was Parkland Talk’s Dog of the Week on June 21 and found her forever family just two weeks later.

Michaela said she feels the old cliché “dogs rescue us as much as we rescue them” is correct in her and Princess’ case. “She is so strong and so loving. We heard her story and knew she deserves a better life than the one she had at the shelter,” she added.

To adopt, foster, or take a dog out for lunch, email the shelter at The lunch buddy program, organized by Broward County Animal Care and Adoption, exposes the dogs to the community and helps them find foster and forever families.

To schedule a meet-and-greet appointment and learn more about adoptable pets, email

The Adoption Center at Broward County Animal Care is located at 2400 SW 42 Street, Fort Lauderdale, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Adoptions are free and include spaying/neutering, vaccinations, a microchip, and a Broward County pet license tag.

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Agrippina Fadel

Agrippina Fadel
Agrippina Fadel grew up in Siberia and received her master’s in journalism from Tyumen State University. Agrippina is also a writer and editor at She has been a US resident for over ten years and speaks English and Russian.

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