Hello. My name is Karsen. I lived my short life scrounging for food from a local convenience store. At first, there were two other dogs with me. One may have been my mama. She was a Basset Hound mix. The other was a male, but I don't know if he was my father. He was a smallish terrier type dog, and he often chased me away from food. He liked me okay as long as there wasn't any food around, but then he was really mean and nasty to me. I don't know what happened to those dogs. I only know that I was suddenly alone. People kept passing by me in speeding cars, and I narrowly escaped being hit on more than one occasion. One lady would stop and set out food for me, but she thought I might belong with someone, so she didn't take me with her. I often slept on a wet t-shirt in the pouring down rain. Maybe I didn't notice the rain, or maybe I was too afraid or depressed to try to find any bit of shelter. I didn't mind the rain so much, but I could tell that the air was getting colder. The sky was changing. Something happened that day. I'm not sure what, but the lady who sometimes stopped and gave me food drove past me. But then she suddenly stopped and turned around. She called out to me, but I didn't respond. She walked closer to me, and she was worried that I was dead. She called out again, but I still didn't respond. Then she touched me, and I raised my head a bit. I didn't fight or struggle. I didn't know what was going on, but I knew that she had stopped to feed me before, and she had never hurt me or chased me away. She scooped me into her arms and walked (very angrily, I think) into the convenience store to ask if I belonged with anyone. The girl at the counter said, "You, if you want her. She hangs around all the time." The lady gave her an evil look (I didn't know she could look so mean!), and carried me to her warm, cozy van. I don't remember this part, but I've heard her tell it many times. Before she had driven more than a hundred feet, I was asleep. I had never felt so warm or safe in my life! I didn't know that the temperature was going to be far below freezing that night, but the lady must have known something. She said that they were full and that they didn't need another dog. I don't know what that means, but I know that it didn't stop her from picking me up this time. I've never been hungry or cold again. In fact, there's nothing I need or want--except a home and family of my very own. I am a good little girl, and I know that someone out there is looking for a dog just like me. If you're that someone, please contact the folks at Red Fern.
Karsen's adoption fee is $200.00. If you are interested in giving Karsen the kind of home she deserves, please text or call Kim at 731.332.0318 and schedule a visit. If you call, be prepared to leave a message. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, please try again. We don't want Karsen to miss an opportunity, but we work full-time jobs and take care of the shelter animals afterwards. Thank you.