PIPPA was not being noticed at the shelter because she was so shy. She hid from
anyone who approached her kennel. Potential adopters found her cowering in a corner.
It was decided she was a good candidate for training with one of our Paws Partners,
Twin Cedar K9 Second Chance Dog Rescue. While Kim, one of the Second Chance volunteers, was working on her obedience training, PIPPA decided she was her human
and wouldn't take no for an answer. They adopted each other, and since then PIPPA has been showing everyone at Twin Cedar that sometimes big dog hearts come in small dog bodies. She runs with the pack, swims and fetches miniature tennis balls in Lake Tabeau,
has become a valuable therapy dog where, twice a month, she happily jumps on laps
and beds at all five senior residences in the county. So much for that shyness! Just as in MYA's case, we can't say who benefits most from these therapeutic encounters, the
canine or the human. Thanks, Second Chance. Thanks, Kim. And thanks, PIPPA!