Blog Post by Hilary Topper: Over Thanksgiving weekend, my daughter and her husband asked if I would drive them to Connecticut to pick up their new dog. I had mixed feelings about them getting a rescue dog. My sister had a rescue and the dog didn’t like anyone. He bit everyone he came in contact with except her. So, I was skeptical.
When we arrived at Lucky Dog Refuge, we met all the dogs. They were all wonderful. Daisy was particularly wonderful. I could not believe how mellow she was. She came right with us as if she knew it was meant to be.
My daughter told me that Daisy was originally from Mississippi. I wanted to learn more about how she came to the shelter and where she came from. I reached out to Lucky Dog and here was my interaction with them:
Can you tell me the back story of Daisy?
Daisy (formerly Emjay) was brought to our attention by one of our primary fosters in Mississippi, Stacey. Stacey was contacted by a woman whose tenant had passed away unexpectedly. He had no family and it was three days before he and Daisy were found. Needless to say, Daisy was very hungry but thankfully otherwise was fine. Her owner had taken very good care of her, including regular vetting, and was said to have loved her dearly. He lived in a wheelchair and was hoping to train Daisy to be a service animal; he had already taught her some basic training skills before he passed.
We committed to taking Daisy as a Lucky Dog and Stacey took her into her home to foster; we got her a full physical and medical checkup, then brought her North to Lucky Dog Refuge as soon as we could. Read More