While Stephanie and Peter Stanton were adopting Sophie from Miami Dade Animal Services they learned that 36,000 dogs were being euthanized annually. Hearing that staggering number they knew they not only wanted to play a part in saving lives but that they had to. They dove feet first into the amazing yet challenging world of dog rescue and never looked back. Leveraging their years in Corporate America they started Happy Tails Dog Rescue. Their business experience paired well with their passion for saving animals and has resulted in their rescuing hundreds of dogs from being euthanized at the largest kill shelters in South Florida for the past 10 years. Charlie’s story.