Saturday, June 4, 2011


Rochelle came to PAWS after another local organization had a moderately successful adoption event, and called on other rescues, like PAWS, to take in the remaining animals so they wouldn't be sent back to... wherever.

She was painfully shy, almost feral, in her approach to humans. Okay, simply put, she didn't approach humans. It took quite a while for her to trust certain people, and those were the only people she'd allow near her. She was never, ever aggressive, she'd just shrink back into her crate as if she could disappear.

But, if you were one of the lucky ones she trusted, you would be greeted at the door with a wag of her tail, bright eyes, and that calm, relaxed face of a happy dog! It was worth the time spent with her to see this beautiful girl come out of her shell!

Finding the right home was difficult. She needed a fenced yard - a fence that she couldn't jump! And, she absolutely loves the company of other dogs. Her shyness melts away when another dog is around. She plays without a worry in the world. So another dog in the household was key.

Well, it took almost a year to find the right home for her, but it happened. A wonderful couple had recently lost one of their beloved dogs and heard about Rochelle. They were looking for a companion for their dog who is also shy, so they thought they'd give it a try.

The two dogs hit it off and have become fast friends! Rochelle has taught Sebastian a thing or two and vice-versa.

The couple who adopted Rochelle are perfect for her, because they have the patience and love to work with her and bring out her best. We couldn't have asked for a better fit!

I think these pictures say it all!

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