LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- When a foster child gets older, the hope of finding a forever family is bleak, but the 11-year old THV 11 met this week refuses to give up.
THV's Dawn Scott met up with 11-year old Emily, a girl wise beyond her years, at Little Rock's Animal Village to greet a pack of precious German Shepherd puppies which were recently rescued and up for adoption.
They bonded in a matter of minutes.
"They're playful," said Emily. "If they're having fun, I'm having fun. It makes me wanna take all of 'em home."
Emily's dream is to one day be a veterinarian and take care of the animals no one wants, and she knows all too well how that feels.
"Kinda lonely," she described. "Nobody sees you, but they hear you. I get tired of moving from one home to another home non-stop."