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It wasn't all bad

Canadian family drops everything, drives 16 hours to adopt dog

The Front Street Animal Shelter in Sacramento, California, was so crowded last month it didn't have enough room to take in any additional cats or dogs in need. The shelter posted about its dilemma on Facebook, and also shared the story of Joyce, who had been there for two months and was "sadly watching people pass her by for other dogs." That's all one family from British Columbia had to hear; they got into their car and drove 16 hours south to Sacramento, where they went straight to the shelter to adopt Joyce. She is the "perfect fit" for the family, the shelter said, and "her future looks amazing."