Six months ago, you may have read the blog post about Dona adopting Buddy from the Atlanta Humane Society. Buddy was one of over 50 shelties rescued from deplorable conditions. After many attempts, Dona was able to get the last sheltie that was healthy enough to be adopted. At that time, Buddy was extremely underweight, malnourished, and had a severe skin infection from a flea infestation. He spent the first 5 years of his life living outside in a crate or small pen with very little human contact and no human affection. He walked around with his tail tucked under and was so shy, timid, and fearful of everyone and everything.
Six months later, here is Buddy! His weight has doubled to the ideal weight for his size! His coat is beautiful, shiny, and full! His tail wags non-stop! He has learned to play with his toys and can go up and down stairs. He has recently become vocal and loves to “talk”. Buddy now knows he is a loved and treasured little boy, and he is enjoying being the king of his castle! He is thriving and learns new skills every day. He is confident, happy, and playful, and Dona is thankful for him every day!