Karri McCreary is a veterinarian and animal rescuer. She knows many dogs surrendered by their owners are scared and confused when caged in a shelter. They suffer from loneliness, especially pit bull-type dogs who have a reputation for being mean. When she recently visited a dog shelter in Greenville, Texas, she saw a very lonely soul indeed. He was the meanest dog in the shelter. His name was Big Boo.

                                                                                                                              Karri McCreary
McCreary gave Big Boo a bed and a blanket, and the meanest dog in the shelter melted. "He came back to life," she says. "He rolled and played and tugged that blanket, becoming a dog all over again." She left him cuddling the blanket, but the picture of him she posted on Facebook got a lot of attention. "We had a ton of shares and inquiries, and then he was adopted!" Someone took Big Boo home.