The Yavapai Humane Society posted on its social media pages about one of our dogs who really needs a home (and still does.) His name is Kane.
YHS always receives many comments on our posts — some positive and some not, especially when it’s a post about a dog that may have certain “issues.”
But Sandra Baugus commented on this particular post, and it touched our hearts.
“I adopted a dog from you guys. It took three months for her to come out of her shell. In those three months, she chewed up my son’s PS game controllers. The pedal of my exercise bike. Three pairs of pants, two pairs of shoes, every carpet in my house. I can go on and on.
“My point is that when I adopted this dog, she became part of my family and whatever problem she was having it was up to me to help her fix it. I am so glad I did. There is no reward or joy more than when I come home and her entire body is wiggling because she is so happy to see me. She has turned out to be the sweetest, smartest and most loving dog.
“Her transformation is nothing short of amazing. All it took was a boatload of love. That’s it, just love. When she chewed something up, I ignored her. She had a hard enough life; if chewing things up made her feel better then chew away. It’s just stuff and can be replaced. She can’t.
“When you adopt a dog it’s for life. Fix their problems don’t throw them away. Put yourself in that dog’s position. Think about how scared they must be. Dogs are a gift. They need to be treated as such. Oh, I forgot about my backyard. She totally wrecked it. She dug up my sprinklers. Lol. I can’t remember how life was before her. I would never give her up. EVER.”
We wrote back to Sandra, and told her I wanted to share her message. She said, “I can send you pics of my backyard if you want. LOL. She has such a small, sweet mouth you would never think she could chew like she does.”
Sandra, all of us here at Yavapai Humane Society thank you for giving Blue the chance she needed, the time she needed and the love she needed!