We Helped These Parents Surprise Their Kids With a Rescue Puppy for Christmas -- and They Were Basically Speechless

by Sarah Zorn 2:51 PM, December 21, 2017

Aired December 22, 2017

It looks like Christmas came early for the McMahon family, of Rockville Centre, New York!

Gavin (10) and Riley (8) have been pretty heartbroken since losing their English bulldog last year.

But with the help of North Shore Animal League America, we helped mom, Renee, and dad surprise them with the perfect new puppy.

There’s no argument over how cute this four-legged addition to the family is, but according to Renee, the baby black lab chose them.

("He sat on our laps, and we were in love," she says).

And when the wiggly, bandana-wearing fur baby first met the kids on set, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house — and that includes Rach, whose passion for rescue led to her pet food line, Nutrish

Watch Biscuit (as Gavin and Riley immediately named him) immediately snuggle up to his new bestie in the video above!

A portion of proceeds is donated to The Rachael Ray Foundation (to the tune of $22 million dollars to date), which helps animals need through Rachael's Rescue.

And not only does Biscuit get a forever home for the holidays, the lucky pup will receive a steady supply of Nutrish throughout the year!

Do you have an opening in your heart (or home) for a deserving dog or cat? Visit North Shore Animal League America, to see all the adorable animals up for adoption!