Mar 19, 2011 - 4:14 pm
I hooked up with a group that rescues German Shepherds from high kill shelters, and met a beautiful 2 year old girl named Zena. She was left chained up in her first home without companionship and was abused. She had previously been adopted out twice, but both times had been returned because she is not a family dog. She needs a quiet environment, with a female, since she's afraid of men.
What a coincidence that I have a quiet environment, familiarity with the breed, and lonely nights with nothing to do?
The lady that heads the rescue told me that they had lost hope for her and were considering labeling her as unadoptable, she's so skittish and fearful.She took to me immediatly, let me put a leash on her, hung her head out of the car window for 100 miles, and now is quietly sleeping at my feet. Rescue lady said "I think you're the one she's been waiting for." and started to cry. I said "Please don't cry. I think I've needed her in my life."
When she called the rescue board members what had happened, they couldn't believe it. Maybe being a caregiver this way will be a good thing.