UNIONVILLE, Pa. (WPVI) --One family found their ultimate playmate at the LaMancha Rescue in Unionville, Pennsylvania.
Eric Hingley adopted Trixie in August of 2014.
He said, "She was a bundle of energy when we adopted her and she hasn't changed much."
Trixie was part of an abandon litter saved by LaMancha Rescue then adopted by the Hingley family.
Now 9-year-old twins Griffin and Samuel have the ultimate playmate.
LaMancha is a no kill shelter that saves all animals.
Mary Bauer is the Team Leader of LaMancha Animal Rescue.
Forty four acres provides a sanctuary-like setting for rescued animals at LaMancha.
Mary says, "It offers them more freedom. They're here until they either find the home that's right for them or they're here until they live out their life."
And that freedom often leads to a transformation for dogs that may not have had a chance elsewhere.
"We call it the magic of LaMancha, and they're fed and they're walked and they're loved. You start to see the transition pretty quickly," said Mary.
More than 50 volunteers help socialize the animals and prepare them for adoption.
If you're interested any of the animals you've seen today, you can visit the LaMancha Rescue Website.
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