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KENNEBUNK, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- For years, a rescue group has been saving dogs from high kill shelters in the South, and transporting the animals to shelters in Maine.

The volunteers have always been told the dogs are placed in loving forever homes, and at a event at the Animal Welfare Society in Kennebunk, they were able to see for themselves.

The shelter organized a reunion for the dogs, volunteers from the Road Trip Home Animal Rescue, and adoptive families in Maine.

About 150 dogs, and 300 people, attended the reunion.

The Denk family brought their dog Daisy to reunite with foster mother Heather Simon, who is also the President of the Road Trip Home.

Lyndsy Denk said it was a way to thank Simon for her care.

"We knew [Daisy] went through a rough time, and I think the fostering was critical to putting her in a disposition and a frame of mind that she could be adopted," she said.

And Simon said seeing Daisy with such loving parents makes her work worth it.

"Our side is a dark side at home, but this is the happy, positive, joyous celebration that we so look forward to that all our dogs deserve," said Simon.

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