The Tail of Niah
We adopted Niah in July 2016. An 8 year-old Havernese, Niah had been ill-used as a breeding dog in a puppy mill. In Fall 2015, she was rescued by A Tail to Tell, and then fostered for almost a year prior to our adopting her. Although well rehabilitated by her foster-mommy, she and our family still had some adjustment challenges when she came to join us. She was very skittish and afraid of her new humans, but connected immediately and strongly with Sam, our Labradoodle.
We learned early on that Niah would have separation anxiety when she wasn’t with Sam, so now Niah and Sam go everywhere together. Niah has happily attended Sam’s vet appointments, bounds beside him on our many walks during the day, plays with him and neighboring dogs in our front yard, and is a faithful, loving, couch-potato partner to Sam (and family members).
She has warmed up to the human family members, and now enjoys cuddles with all. She has been a true blessing to everybody, including being the sibling dog we felt Sam always wanted. Niah also displays outwards signs of joy and happiness (smiles, tail up, bounding when she runs to Sam, other dogs, and her humans, etc.), which just warms our heart.
We have been very blessed to be picked as Niah’s furever family, and already can’t imagine what life was like before she joined our pack.
Full of Thanks,
Phil, Anne, Emily and Joshua Smith