“I know Louise really trusted and loved the Nevada Humane Society team, because it took her a while after she came home with us to prance like she did when we first met her at the shelter. The first time we saw her we knew she was our dog.” –Keith Adams, Louise’s adopter.
Louise (formerly Tabitha) found herself at the Nevada Humane Society Carson City as a stray in 2019. Our staff spent time helping her gain confidence and she found a home. Unfortunately, soon after, she was abandoned and spent several months on her own, surviving in the wild. With the help of Douglas County and several kind-hearted community members who were feeding & helping to capture Louise, our team was finally able to get her back!
After this traumatic experience, Louise was understandably extremely distrusting & scared of people. In order to increase her trust in people, socialize her & build her confidence, our team sent Louise to Warm Springs Correctional Center to participate in our PUPS on Parole program. After four months in the PUPS program, Louise returned to our shelter with a renewed sense of trust and a little more dog joy. Louise was still shy & we knew she would need the perfect family who could give her the patience & love she needed to adjust to a happy new home.
Like many during the pandemic, Keith and Ashley found themselves looking for a furry companion earlier this year. While they searched and searched online at different organizations, it was a Nevada Humane Society staffer who turned them on to Louise and her family-fitting demeanor – something that was important as Keith and Ashley want to start a family. Hearing about Louise’s personality was all it took for Keith and Ashley to hop in their car and drive from Fallon to Carson to meet her.
“It was great to have notes about how her PUPS handler got her to come out of her shell and about her personality because that’s what I spent most of the summer doing -making her comfortable, making sure she’s happy, getting to know her and spending time with her so she’d get to know us and feel at home. I think she knows she’s home. We’re happy she’s our girl.” –Ashley Adams, Louise’s adopter.
Our dedicated team and the PUPS program gave Louise the second chance she most certainly deserved. By being allowed time to grow and become a confident dog, she was able to overcome her fears and find the best family for her. Ashley shared her sincere thanks to the person at Warm Springs Correctional Center who cared for and trained Louise and she hopes that person knows how grateful she is and that Louise is happy. In addition, Ashley shared that the love and support those at the Nevada Humane Society gave to Louise helped her family ensure Louise would have a happy life.
“I know Louise really trusted and loved the Nevada Humane Society Team, because it took her a while after she came home with us to prance like she did when we met her at the shelter. The first time we saw her we knew she was our dog.” –Keith Adams, Louise’s adopter.