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Penny - A Petfinder Happy Tail

Photo of Penny, a dog
Adopted from Boonville Animal Shelter, MO

Penny - posted 09/17/2009

From Amanda of Kansas City, MO

I found my sweet 10 pound sheltie pup on Her name is Penny. I didn't care much for her name until I heard her story. She was taken away from owners, who kept her in a very small area with two other dogs. She had to pick out her food from her feces. They were covered in fleas. One of the other dogs tested positive for heartworms. Mine had several different types of worms. The angel rescue worker picked up my sheltie to put her in the truck to take her to the shelter. She said she looked down and found a penny heads up. She said, "This is your lucky day, Penny." So, I just had to keep her name.

My tiny sable and white sheltie girl had a little bit of adjusting to do, but she is slowly adapting quite well to her two cat fursiblings. Obedience school might be in her future, but she is quite a doll. My tarnished dirty Penny has turned out to be quite a shiny little prize! Thank you Boonville Animal Shelter!

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