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Gotcha Day

Gotcha Days at Smeraglia: Where Dreams Come True

At Smeraglia, our mission is to ensure that every family finds the puppy of their dreams. We understand that many people have sensitivities and allergies to dogs, which is why our focus is on raising and training allergy-friendly, low to non-shedding dogs. However, the ultimate joy for us comes on Gotcha Days—those magical moments when we place a puppy into the arms of a family who has eagerly awaited this day.


family at gotcha day

Today, we had the pleasure of witnessing such a heartwarming moment. Phoebe, one of our precious puppies, found her forever home with a wonderful family who traveled all the way from Atlanta. The joy and anticipation on the children’s faces were palpable, knowing that Phoebe will grow up with them, sharing in their childhood memories and continuing into their teenage and college years. This is what truly makes a family complete.

Growing up, I was always enchanted by the movie “Lady and the Tramp.” The way Lady brought so much joy and completeness to Jim Dear and Darling’s lives was endearing. My childhood dream was to have a puppy of my own, a dream that was not realized because my mother wasn’t fond of dogs. This longing turned into a passion for helping others experience the joys of living with their dream puppy.

At Smeraglia, each Gotcha Day is a testament to the love and care we put into raising our puppies. Seeing families bond with their new furry member brings us immense satisfaction and reinforces our commitment to our mission. The excitement and happiness of children, knowing their new puppy will be a part of their lives for years to come, is a priceless reward.

If you’ve ever thought about adding a puppy to your family, don’t wait. Start the adoption process today. Visit our website at, fill out the application, and get approved. Your dream puppy is waiting to bring joy, love, and companionship into your life.

Here’s to making dreams come true, one Gotcha Day at a time.

With love and blessings,

Sherri Smeraglia

A Note from sherri

It's a Labor of Love for me

Thank you so much for taking the time to read through my blog. Every word penned here comes straight from my heart, as I aim to share with you the knowledge and insights I’ve gathered over the years. My deepest hope is that you find joy, inspiration, and perhaps a little bit of wisdom in these pages. Remember, this journey we’re on together is all about the love and connection we share with our furry friends. So, sit back, enjoy the read, and let’s continue to grow and learn in this beautiful adventure of companionship.

Warmest wishes,

Sherri Smeraglia