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Penny (was Chicka) - A Petfinder Happy Tail

Photo of Penny (was Chicka), a dog
Adopted from Lake Animal Hospital / Shelter, Storm Lake, IA

Penny - posted 08/25/2012

From Katie of Milan, IL

My family and I had recently lost our bull terrier of 6 years to kidney disease. I missed him dearly and was looking for another bullie. I happened to google bull terriers and the petfinder website linked me to the Lake Animal Shelter in Storm Lake Iowa. I read the story of "Chicka" who had been left when her owners moved. I had my mind set I did not want a female or a white bull terrier but as soon as I saw her face I fell in love. We contacted the shelter and found out she may be deaf and food aggressive so we discussed it at length. My husband, children, and I understand pack rules and were confident we could adopt :"Chicka" and give her a forever home. The contact at the shelter agreed to meet me at a 1/2 way point due to the distance so I went and picked "Chicka" up. We drove home and our world changed. We renamed her "Penny" although she cannot hear so she doesn't care. :) And as my husband says we'd have 100 more deaf dogs if they are all this easy. She is wonderful. At two she's still got a lot of puppy in her and the other dogs accepted her and she them. She's super attentive because of her deafness and pays more attention most of the time. She still has the bull terrier quirks and is still stubborn but has since day one been at home. Fate brought her picture up that day and kept right on when I got home I pulled out her paperwork and noticed that her birthday listed was also my birthday......I was meant to be her mom....

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