FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Gulf Coast Humane Society's longest term resident, Mara, was adopted today.

The 4 1/2-year-old Boxer/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix had been at the GCHS for her entire life and was adopted this afternoon.

The Staff at the GCHS contacted TV news, magazines, newspapers and even posts on Ellen’s Facebook page, in an effort to help Mara find a home. The dog went home with everything she had been spoiled with while at the shelter: her own pink zebra print leash, tiara, toys, orthopedic bed, and Christmas stocking.

The Gulf Coast Humane Society is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, no-kill, animal welfare organization. The shelter does not receive any federal, state, or county funding and no funding from the Humane Society of the United States or ASPCA.