Every rescue dog has a story. Amanda Granados would definitely say that her story of rescuing pitbull mix Roxy was a classic case of "who rescued whom?"
Granados has a 14-year-old son, Joey, who has Asperger’s syndrome. She loves her son, but, like many with his condition, he is uncomfortable with physical contact. Granados cannot hug or kiss her own son.
But that changed when Joey met Roxy at the Best Friends Animal Society in Los Angeles. Adoptions specialist Denise Landaverde said, “As soon as Roxy met Joey, she totally ignored me and his mother. Amanda was happily surprised to see Roxy go straight to Joey and watch them play together. It just sealed the deal for her.”
The first kiss Granados got from her son was the day that Roxy came home with them. Joey later said of his life since rescuing Roxy, “At home, I’ve been able to hold my mom’s hand, kiss her, hug her and do a lot of things that I hadn’t been able to do growing up."