Today’s success story is about Mary, who was moved out of BARC at the end of 2013 and stayed with Houston foster mom, Heide. Mary was very timid and Heide said “When I had her, it took a while for her to come out of herself[…] I remember raking the lawn one day and she went running and hiding under the deck. She didn’t come back out until a while after I put the rake away. I’ve never had a dog afraid of a rake before. […] I feel so bad when she gets scared like that.” At the beginning of February Mary was transported to Colorado foster mom, Holly, who took care of her and helped us find the right home for her. Holly worked with a trainer on Mary’s trust issues and made great progress in rebuilding her confidence. At the beginning of May we received the following email and the above photo from Holly, after a long search for the perfect home for Mary:
Hi guys. Hannah just loves Mary and says she’s doing really well. She spends a lot of time with Hannah riding horses and playing with other dogs. Hannah works at a nursing home and Mary gets to ride along and see some of the patients there sometimes. She was very shy with me, but when my kids approached her, she warmed up and seemed to remember them. It was really sweet. She’s a great girl and she was so lucky to find such a great home! Seeing her made my day and hopefully will do the same for you.