Buffy came to us with one of
the saddest stories. She belonged to a nice man who loved
and cared for her. Then, Buffy's owner married.
Buffy's new step-mother does not like dogs, and she tried for
years to get rid of Buffy. Buffy soon became an
"outdoor" only dog, where she was left all alone and
excluded from the family activities. No one came out to play
with her any more, no more walks through the neighborhood.
She was forgotten. To keep her "happy", she was
fed lots of Gains Burgers and table scraps. Although her
owner felt that having these treats would make up for her exile,
all it did was to create a weight problem for Buffy.
Then, things got worse. A
baby was on the way. The step-mother used this as an excuse
to banish Buffy from the family altogether! At only four
years of age, Buffy had very few options. The German
Shepherd Rescue was her last resort before her owner would have
brought her to the pound. Overweight and very depressed,
Buffy left the life and family that she knew all these years, and
entered one of the kennel runs at the rescue. Now, she waits
patiently for someone to come along who will give her a chance to
prove what a loving and devoted family member she can be. We
hope to give Buffy's story a happy ending...