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ava and the prince


Ava and Prince are like most dogs. They want a place to call home, where love is like yummy peanut butter and belly rubs never end.
This is their sweet, real-life story about home, family and love.

In 2013, Houston Chronicle journalist Joy Sewing was on assignment to interview French fashion designer Roland Mouret at Neiman Marcus when she spotted Ava the Boxer, then known as Foxy. Ava was one of the featured pets for the store's annual holiday SPCA Windows of Life adoption program.  Joy, who had been looking for a shelter boxer for months, adopted Ava on the spot. 

Six months later, Joy found Prince, then known as Sam, from Lone Star Boxer Rescue. He was plucked from the streets, malnourished with nearly every bone in his body showing.

The feisty, fun-loving pair of rescue boxers have become beloved on social media and on Joy's social media pages. But more than being a woman's best friend, they've also fueled Joy's passion for helping to find forever homes for the estimated nearly one million homeless animals in Houston.