There's nothing quite like a Christmas Miracle.
A few weeks ago, Sylvia was taken
to a shelter up north. Her owner has Alzheimer's. She'd been severely neglected as a result. Her nails were so long, they'd
But worst of all, Sylvia can barely move without a struggle. She's not been on walks for a very long
time and she's been overfed to the point of obesity. Her teeth are in terrible shape too. We can only imagine what she's been
fed. But despite it all, Sylvia has this joy about her. It only takes someone speaking to her kindly or bending down to pat
her head and that inexplicable joy gets her wiggling from nose to tail.
And it was that joy that made the caregiver
for the owner finally step in, out of mounting concern for a dog that deserved to have something to truly be joyous about.
The local shelter intervened and the family surrendered Sylvia to its care.
It was the right thing to do.
Still, the caregiver
was both heartbroken and worried. What would happen now? Who would want Sylvia? Who would see beyond the weight and the rotting
teeth and the poor coat and understand how much she has to offer? Who would see to it that she is gradually transformed into
the dog she's meant to be?
At roughly 10 years old and in the shape she's in, who would love her?
After all, perfection is boring.
Please join us in welcoming Beautiful
Sylvia to our Family!
And please join us in thanking the good folks at this shelter for working so generously with us on behalf
Most of all…please join us in thanking our long-time foster parents, Leanne & Guy, for opening
their hearts and home to this very special joy-filled beagle…just in time for Christmas!
From our Family (including Sylvia!) to Yours…