As dog guardians, we all have stories about how that one dog, or how multiple dogs, changed the course of our lives forever or enriched our lives so fully, that speaking of them as magical beings is not a tall tale but a real-life truth.

Maybe your life path was altered by that special dog and now you are a shelter volunteer, shelter worker, or foster family, maybe you are a self-proclaimed pit bull advocate, or maybe you have become a dog trainer.

Perhaps when you were at your deepest emotional lows where no human could reach you, your dog was able to pull you up.

When all you needed was a judgement-free furry ear to listen and a soft paw to hold, your dog was right there by your side.

While they may not have wings to fly or a magical unicorn horn (except while wearing their Halloween costume) their love for us and the love we give them back is truly otherworldly in its ability to change us and the world we live in for the better.