Brooklyn is a dog who spent her life waiting for a fairytale ending. She was a very loved puppy until her owner passed away when she was about 6-7 months old. His vet kindly took her in and hoped to find her a home quickly. Unfortunately being in the kennel environment was stressful for her and she became nervous around strangers. The vet hospital decided it may be too risky to adopt her out considering her breed and that she had snapped at someone who had come to meet her.
For nine years she lived in the vet hospital because there was nowhere else for her to go. The staff there loved her, but it was not a home. When she turned 10 they asked us if we would consider accepting her into our sanctuary program to live the rest of her life here with us. We agreed, and expected her to be aggressive or anxious. The dog we met, however, was none of the above.
It seems Brooklyn spent almost a decade of her life in a kennel run because she was misunderstood. She is not an aggressive dog, she is a nervous dog. Anyone who meets her and lets her approach them will have a loyal and honest friend for life. She never forgets her people, and she loves them fiercely. Brooklyn also loves other dogs and is happy to coexist or even run around with the youngsters. You'd be surprised at how fast this old lady can run when she gets going!
After living at Wayward Ranch for over 2 years we have made the decision to make her a permanent sanctuary resident and she will live out her days here with us as her final family.