Sweet-petite adorable “Jennie”, a precious Chihuahua, came to A Tail to Tell Puppy Mill Rescue in the spring of 2012. This beautiful, elderly and frail dog was found in a park in York, PA. Subjected to extreme neglect, little Jennie was skinny, filthy, hungry, cowering and unable to walk. Her six remaining teeth were held in place only by fossilized hair and tartar, her lower jaw completely eroded. Jennie is unable to chew, and eats by licking all her food that is blended special for her.
Jennie’s veterinarian believes she is more than 10 years old. In late summer 2012, cancerous cysts were found on Jennie’s chest. They were removed and she will be medically monitored for the rest of her life.
After hearing her story, we asked if we could provide her with a furever home. Of course, we received an enthusiastic “yes”. Jennie joined our pack and bonded immediately with our other special needs dog, Rex. The two dogs have become soul-mates, playing together every chance they get. They are also entertained by “Miss Kitty” our senior cat and other doggy siblings. It’s a fun-loving and joyful home.
In spite of her former life, Jennie trusts nearly everyone she meets, and with love and care has flourished in our home. Now quite playful and vocal, Jennie has become a certified Pet Therapy dog. While she always wants to be somewhere close to her mom or dad, she visits nursing homes and rehabilitation centers. Jennie loves being held and has developed a very special fan club. Next year, she will be branching out– hoping to help young children who are learning to read. Here she is practicing with our neighbor. She also has a very special bond with our niece, Gianna.
Jennie is full of life and vibrancy and brings smiles to all that meet her. We are filled with deep gratitude to all the people that helped Jennie when she was rescued.
With sincere appreciation,
Dena and Steve