In order from least shy to most severe case
Mitsu went to a lovely lady in Austin, Texas whom I still have contact with.
Dakota, my favorite, was adopted then the couple broke up but one of our sweet fosters took him . Brooks, the "talker" has a wonderful home with a couple who had recently lost a Malamute just like him and just as noisy! Lol Glad they like that.
And Denali "Nellie" (3rd pup in pics) was a month older than the rest and she was the hardest case. When I finally earned her trust, I found a wonderful family... but they were beside themselves with grief because she went back into her shell. I coached them and eventually she started acting like a normal, happy puppy... THEN they were wishing she was a little more reserved! Lol
Trouble she is! Lol
We keep in contact too
I had a really hard time letting her go knowing she has to learn to trust all over again. I cried, a lot. I felt like I betrayed her.
But she's just fine
A lot of the dogs went to a wonderful rescue in Montana state. Our rescues just didn't have the resources. You should have seen the outpouring of love and help from the community!
The room was packed at Palmer Animal Control! So much love and emotion. It was overwhelming
I remember seeing all of the rescue groups there with their logos on their clothing. It was a sight to behold!
And then the hard, sad work began...
February 14th, Alaska Dog & Puppy Rescue picked up the first of the dogs and puppies that were ready to be released.
Starved, covered in feces, full of worms, scared, lost and confused...
they had survived living on snow and feces
They had witnessed their mothers dying of starvation, nothing but skin and bones, dead and left on a chain
So much more to the story and horrible facts came out from the past too... Animal control had been there before, a year or so prior and "downsized" Frank Riches dogs for him... 128 dogs and puppies!!