Carmela’s Winding Road to Forever

Carmela’s journey has been a complicated one.
Pulled from the euth list over a year ago by another rescue for a young man in Massachusetts, Carmela’s future was in a limbo when her new dad’s life was turned upside down. After receiving no help from the original rescue, he tried to find Carmela a new home on his own, but it proved to be very hard due to her dog issues, and he was running out of time.
He was literally a few days away from having to move in with his grandparents in a no-pet retirement community in Arizona when his plea reached us. Outraged by the previous rescue’s complete lack of support and sympathetic to the young man who obviously cared deeply for this girl, we took Carmela into our rescue.
She spent several months in boarding; people tend to forget about dogs once they’re out of the shelter, and Carmela’s dog issues were making it even harder to find her a foster home.
Then Olivia and her boyfriend came along. The young couple have no other pets, and since Carmela was always amazingly loving with people, they offered to welcome her into their home, as a foster.
As time passed, they fell deeper and deeper in love with Carmela, and after a few months, they agreed that she belonged with them.
Failed by so many in her past, Carmela is finally where she belongs: HOME.