Sweet Chloe was Rejuvenated in our Senior-to-Senior Foster Program
Chloe was tied outside on a rope virtually all the time, bored and lonely. The situation didn’t rise to the legal level of animal abuse; she had a table for shelter and a bowl that sometimes held water. But for a bright little dog like Chloe, the loneliness hurt as much as being abused.
Everyday she waited for visits from passing neighbors, a few kind words or a nice ear rub. Eventually, a concerned neighbor alerted Animal Advocates to Chloe’s situation. We approached her “guardian,” who told us Chloe had been left behind by a relative. She was relinquished to Animal Advocates’ care.
Chloe was 11 years old, and there was no evidence that she had ever seen a vet. Once vetted, it was discovered that Chloe had Lyme disease. Thankfully, despite a cancer scare, nothing more serious was discovered. Chloe acted and looked like a healthy, active and playful dog, belying her years.
Eventually, a concerned neighbor alerted Animal Advocates to Chloe’s situation. We approached her “guardian,” who told us Chloe had been left behind by a relative, and she was relinquished to our care.
Chloe quickly found a companion in our Senior-to-Senior foster program with Mary, a retired City of Pittsburgh narcotics detective and lifelong dog lover. When Mary and Chloe met it was a love match from the start.
Now, Chloe is right where she belongs. She’s with the kind of loving guardian she’s always deserved, living her best life and spreading joy as the cheerful, loving companion she was meant to be.
Chloe has finally come in.