08/02/2010 at 05:23 PM EDT
For every pet living with a happy family, there is an animal in a shelter waiting to find a loving home. So today, we'd like you to meet Emily
, an 18-month-old mixed breed pooch we met through Adopt-a-Pet.com
Emily was found running alone in an Ohio cornfield, presumably left by her previous owners. Taken to the local Wilmington Area Humane Society
, the possible whippet-Mountain Cur mix soon became a staff favorite. "Emily is very gentle, obedient and loves to play with all doggie and human friends," PR chairman Mary Jane Johnson tells PEOPLEPets.com. "And she gives the best kisses!" Spayed, vaccinated and healthy, she'd do well with an active family – and one experienced shelter volunteer says she'd make an excellent therapy dog, too.
Founded in 2002, the Wilmington Area Humane Society takes in local dogs and cats in need of happy homes, and houses them in their shelter until they're adopted out. The organization relies solely on donations – both monetary and of pet products – to continue rescue operations, so visit its website
to learn how you can help. Adopt-a-Pet.com
is a non-profit that helps shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups and pet adoption agencies advertise their homeless pets to adopters for free. We'll be featuring dogs and cats available for adoption through the service once monthly here on PEOPLEPets.com.Update: Emily's been adopted as of Aug. 2, 2010. Congrats!Meet more adoptable animals on PEOPLEPets.com:Adopt Me! Izzy the Cat Comes with His Own TieAdopt Me! Toby the Cat Will Give You Some Southern Comfort