Just a few days ago, one of our previous adopters let us know she is coming to town with two of our former fosters to adopt Mugsy and Hazel Jo.

Not only were we invited to come visit, but we were also asked to bring Sylvia along. We rarely get to see our former fosters, so we were sure to take full advantage of this opportunity.

Shortly after our arrival this morning, this wonderful family asked if in addition to adopting Mugsy and Hazel Jo, they could also adopt Sylvia! After a few phone calls, and quick work from our adoption coordinator, it was made official, and we could not be happier about this!

What a wonderful day for Mugsy, Hazel Jo, and Sylvia! Just look how happy this wonderful family is 🙂

Yep, I left the past behind and I am now looking forward to a fabulous future with no more babies and a lot of couch time!

I never had a name. I just had a number I wore around my neck ~ #120 identified me. With that being said, if you call me Sylvia, I have no idea you’re talking to me.  What you really need to know about me is that I am afraid of just about everything, especially walking on grass or walking on a leash. I came from a puppy mill and I prayed I would eventually end up in good place, like this rescue. I’ve been told I’ll never have to be a mom again. Matter of fact, I am going to have a surgery to make sure that never happens again.

I made it to Dr. Larsen’s vet clinic yesterday and I tried to sit in her lap. I am a little “fluffy,” so I was hanging off a bit. Dr. Larsen just had to sit on the floor and hold me. I heard the word “DIET” also. I am not sure just what that meant, but we will see.

Many thanks to everyone who had a part in my freedom ride and for saving me. I am 4 years old and my perfect family will be patient, kind, and will love me with all their hearts.  Love, Sylvia, the former #120, a true beauty queen.

8/26/19 Update:  After being with us for a few weeks, “out of her shell” is an understatement. Sylvia was incredibly nervous when she first came to our house, but slowly started to figure out things.

Sylvia gets along great with other dogs, and loves to play. She has a lot of fun playing with toys, but doesn’t fully understand what is/isn’t considered a toy. Her personality can easily be compared to that of a big puppy. When it comes time to eat, Sylvia is so excited, she will hop, dance, jump on furniture, and clumsily trip over anything in her way.

Although Sylvia is now used to our routine, she is still very nervous about anything and everything going on around her. It took Sylvia six weeks for her to get the confidence to walk into any room other than the main part of our house. Also, she has yet to walk outside on her own. When it comes time to go outside to do her business, she has to be carried outside. Because she is so nervous about open spaces, we have to stay out there with her while she does her business. Sylvia is not yet house trained. Her potential adopting family will need to be very understanding of her past, and why she is so timid.

Health wise, she is in great condition. She is not on any prescription medication, only a daily joint supplement. She currently has a cyst between her toes that we are working on with daily Epsom salt foot soaks, and should be better soon.