Shelter Me: Paw It 4ward

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (WPVI) -- A couple decides to spread their love for dogs and seeks out an animal rescue for help.

For Megan and Rob Godwin one dog wasn't enough.

"We had Simon already and decided we were ready for another one," said Megan.

So they turned to Paw It 4ward. That's where they found Bren.

"Bren is a big mush. He is a 76-lb lap dog that loves to cuddle," said Megan.

A year later, they adopted Emily, from the same rescue.

"Emily's a spitfire. She's got lots of energy. She's really funny," adds Megan.

Together they make one big happy family.

"We couldn't be more thankful for them. You know there's always dog hair and snot on everything in the house, but I wouldn't change it for the world," said Megan.

Paw It 4ward works carefully to make sure each match is a good one.

Azita Kay is the founder and president of Paw It 4ward along with her business partner Cori Sheppard.

"We really get a feel of the dogs and we're really careful on where to place them,"

This is Willow, 4-year-old bulldog mix.

Azita says, "She's one of the most loving dogs in the world. She sleeps 20 hours a day just wants to be lying next to you, that's all she wants."

Bradley, on the other hand is a playful pup.

"He's absolutely amazing with other dogs. He's great with people, he's just a love bug," said Azita.

When Stitch was found as a stray, he was in pretty bad shape, but he's now ready for a home to call his own.

"He's just wonderful, and we just hope we find the right family for him," adds Azita.

And finally, Owen. He was pulled from a shelter after being placed on the euthanasia list. He's less than a-year-old, and is a mastiff terrier mix.

He loves people, dogs and cats.

If you're interested in Owen or any of the animals you've met today, you can visit the Paw It 4ward website.

And, if you'd like us to share your shelter success stories, post a picture to the FYI Philly Facebook page using #6abc Shelter Me and tell us where you adopted your pet and how much they mean to you.

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