Sonia received this email this week from Laci, who adopted Lois one year ago. Lois was a puppy mill dog and it sounds like she’s come a long way in her new home!
Today we’re celebrating Lois’ belated 8th Birthday (7/25/2005), and the one year anniversary of her adoption! We love her so much and she’s made such huge strides. She came to us scared of her own shadow, and now has blossomed into a spoiled (but very loved!) brat who carries her treat bag around! She knows how to manipulate us into a treat every morning, squeeze her wiggling body into any group of people and steal everyone’s attention, and demand our affection. We love her so, so much and I can’t imagine our lives without her “helicopter tail,” constant howling, and big feet constantly stepping on us. We can’t say enough how much we appreciate Last Hope Rescue and their rescue of Lois, Gladys, and Blossom. You guys rock!
Marcie, Laci, Tom, Lois, Sebastian, Tegan, Earl Jean The Turtle Machine, Sophia, Cletus, and MiMi
And in response to Sonia’s request for permission to post this Laci added a few things. 🙂
We’re so proud of the strides she’s made. She now walks on a leash, knows basic commands, is a therapy dog in training, and loves visiting nursing home residents. She’s learned to bark about 5 months ago, and now barks all the time (we’re working on this, but she’s too cute to discipline sometimes!). We just can’t thank you guys enough for rescuing her and bringing her into our lives.
I was just starting out when Lois was adopted, so I never got the chance to meet her. But I’ve seen the dogs that come out of puppy mills, and trust me, it’s not pretty. Lois is one very lucky girl to have found such a loving, caring family! We love receiving updates, so if you have a story you would like to share, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.