Dog Saved From Euthanasia Becomes Champion In Competitions

June 3, 2018

Millie Sawyer has saved closed to 70 dogs from being euthanized. But one dog has quite the story!

stitch the dog
Credit: stitch_the_super_staffy / Instagram

Stitch, an American Staffordshire Terrier Mix, was one day from being euthanized.

"We got her at the very last minute," Sawyer told WFAA.

Sawyer, who's been rescuing dogs for three decades under Habitat for Paws, helped find Stitch a home with Kaitlyn Johnson just two days before Christmas.

Johnson introduced Stitch to the sport of fly ball, where dogs run a short course.

But it really came as a surprise to Johnson when Stitch ran a record time of 4.117 seconds -- which she says is the fastest time for the Staffordshire class.

"I turn around and my whole team at that point is screaming," Johnson recalled.

Johnson said the lesson here is that you can never judge a book by its cover. Many families did not take a chance on Stitch because of her breed.

"Every time I set a goal for her it seems like she just leaps over it," she said.

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