This was Amber last summer. We rescued her from a shelter in Lee County. She came to us with nine puppies and she was practically emaciated. Five days later she broke with Parvo. Amber almost did not live to see this day.
Once Amber's puppies were weaned and distributed to different foster homes Amber, too, was sent to a new foster home, one that would love her, and give her the attention she so desperately needed. She developed into a beautiful dog that we labeled a Collie mix. Her true colors came out once Amber was in a home without her puppies. She liked people but was not sure whom to trust. Children made her nervous. She loved the company of other dogs. She grew to trust all of the ARFP volunteers that she would see each week at adoption events.
She just could not find that one person, outside of her foster dad, whom she could trust 100%. Last Monday she met Vicky. Vicky was looking for a companion dog that needed help. One that needed someone special to love them. She met Amber and it was touch and go at first but Vicky could see that Amber needed someone like her and that she needed a dog like Amber.
Amber has been with Vicky since Saturday and things could not be going more perfect. Amber is walking on a leash with her tail held up proudly, she is not using her crate, and she is looking at Vicky as her person.
Fingers and toes are crossed with the hope that this is Ambers forever home!