Sharon Langford adopted her first rescue dog in 1970, and by 2008 she was caring for eight pooches she got from animal rescue
shelters, The Herald-Citizen
Langford has always loved to help animals
, and this is no more apparent than in her care for her dogs, many of whom have special emotional or physical needs.
Several of the canines had experienced some sort of abuse or neglect before they were adopted by Langford, but she has provided them with a serene sanctuary on her farm. They have over three acres to run around, the main level of the home included a doggie room with kennels and a custom shower for the pooches.
Langford wrote a book, Living with the Rescues: Life Lessons and Inspirations, about her furry family. In her tome, she chronicles the lives of each of her pets and how they have changed her life.
She hopes that her book will inspire other people to adopt pets from animal rescue shelters and provide them with loving homes.
The Humane Society estimates that between six and eight million pets are cared for by rescue shelters every year in the United States.