Brigette Elliot adopted Dena a year ago. Here's their update: "Good morning! We thought you would like to see Dena in her new home after almost a year. She's made friends and is spoiled beyond belief. She's learned a lot and still concentrates on food, although not as desperately as when first brought her home. In one photo, you can see how comfy she is with her BFF, Riley."
Chalupa is a little shy at first but warms up quickly, and turns on the charm by flirting, then curling up in your lap. Chalupa needs a little help in getting her girlish figure back. For health reasons, she needs to lose about 10 pounds so it's important to find an adopter that will put her on a nutritional diet and not succumb to that cute face when she sweetly begs for treats. She's very persuasive. 🙂 She is house-trained with a doggie door and gets along with other dogs.
Chalupa will do best with an owner or family that will be patient with her, adore her and take her on long walks which is something she loves to do.
"We here at the sanctuary are relieved to know that all staff and animals of Search Dog Foundation are safely out of harm's way after last week's fire. We were happy to hear that your recently completed National Training Center and other structures survived the Thomas Fire. Our sanctuary went through a similar experience several years ago and we know how difficult this is on dogs and humans alike.
We will continue to keep you and all those affected by the fire in our prayers. And we hope you can soon return to the incredible work you do -- training dogs so that they may save lives."
Randall Harris, President of Living Free and Lynne Mall, Volunteer Coordinator, Service Dog Initiative
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Michael Stahl and his family adopted Whitney almost 3 years ago in March 2015. He sent this update of her:
"Whitney turns 4 today and we are reminded of what a truly wonderful organization Living Free Animal Sanctuary is. We are so grateful to this organization for having rescued Whitney, nourished her, supported her as she gave birth and weaned four puppies, and then facilitated our adoption of this amazing pet. We feel very fortunate for having crossed paths with Living Free. Thank you for all you do in rescuing, caring for, and finding homes for so many dogs and cats."