Please note: The dogs in ODH's Final Refuge care are not adoptable due to medical reasons and all are in permanent homes. Your sponsorship supports the veterinary expenses for these dogs - and we thank you!
Super sweet Shadow just needed the right home to finally feel safe.
Border collie mix Shadow bounced between homes for a few years until ODH was contacted for help placing her and several other dogs. Her last situation told ODH that she had some potential health issues, and that she got snappy with other dogs, especially when she was trying to be with “her person.” Fortunately, an experienced ODH family stepped up for Shadow, and added her to their happy pack.
Shadow’s new family reports that she’s SUPER smart and like many dogs (especially seniors) she probably didn’t do well in a busy situation with lots of other dogs. In fact, after settling into her forever home, Shadow has shown no instances of snapping or resource guarding or territoriality. Her new mom thinks that Shadow just needed to be in a safe home with humans she knew and trusted to feel secure, with no reason to be reactive. Her people report that they’re delighted to be fostering again–Shadow is now their 4th ODH dog! “She’s super sweet and is the perfect addition to our family. We absolutely love her!!!!! “Like many of our seniors, Shadow also arrived with significant arthritis in her back end, yucky teeth, and lots of “lumps and bumps.” But because of your support of ODH, Shadow is also now getting the good veterinary care and medication she needed and she’s feeling so much more comfortable, physically and mentally. Combined with her forever family’s love and understanding, Shadow’s finally experiencing belonging and well-deserved relief.
And now that sweet Shadow’s sitting pretty, she INSISTS on riding shotgun. What a good dog!
Shadow (Border Collie) is sponsored by:
- Mila & Marty Lyon of Hailey, ID (03/31/2020)
- Laura Hentges of Seattle, WA in memory of Abbie (12/31/2020)
- Didier Vandenbroeck of Morgan Hill, CA - Lifetime
- Linda Reese of Kenmore, WA - a special gift for a special dog (12/31/2020)