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Reunion in Augusta allows rescue dog owners to meet the people who loved their dogs before they did

KVHS has works with Road Trip Home Animal Rescue in Georgia whose mission is to place southern rescue dogs in northern homes.
The Kennebec Valley Humane Society hosted the Road Trip Home 2021 reunion from 4 to 7 on Friday.
The Kennebec Valley Humane Society hosted the Road Trip Home 2021 reunion from 4 to 7 on Friday.(WABI)
Updated: Jun. 11, 2021 at 8:54 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - A reunion like no other Friday afternoon in Augusta.

Adopted dogs, their former caretakers, and their new owners reuniting for a pawty! (spelled this way because, well you get it.)

The Kennebec Valley Humane Society hosted the Road Trip Home 2021 reunion from 4 to 7.

KVHS has worked with Georgia Nonprofit - Road Trip Home Animal Rescue for the last six-plus years.

Their mission is to place southern rescue dogs in northern homes.

Every year, Road Trip Home brings rescue dogs to Maine and other states, while revisiting dogs they previously brought north that have been rescued.

The tradition allows the dog owners to come and meet the people that loved their dogs before they did.

“The best part of our work here is that we get to put these Georgia dogs in these wonderful homes here in Maine, and then when we have the reunion we get to watch them be reunited with the foster families that once cared for them. It’s incredibly moving, we see people fall to their knees giving hugs and love to the dogs that they cared for that they rescued, and then they also get to connect with their new families and it’s really beautiful, and it’s something we look forward to all year round, it makes it all worth it,” said KVHS Executive Director, Hillary Roberts.

“We work tirelessly all year to save animals. I always say all our extra time energy and money goes to devoting ourselves to saving these animals, so to come here and to see and meet the amazing people that adopt our animals that nobody wanted in Georgia, really brings it all full circle,” said Road Trip Home Co-Founder, Rhonda Sykes.

If you’re interested in adopting a Georgia dog from KVHS you can visit their website.

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