One-year-old Spirit was rescued as a puppy on the Mexican border by a patrolman. Funds proved by Rachael's Rescue allowed the injured, small German shepherd mix to recover in a temporary foster home. Loree Shirazi and her 15-year-old daughter, Danielle, were dog-sitting Spirit for her foster mom and fell head over heels in love. "We knew right away that we had to keep her," says Loree. "We joke that she is our shepherd that shrank in the dryer."