Emma was ten years old when Animal Control found her in the home of an animal hoarder who had recently passed away. She was taken to the shelter where she failed to thrive. Ill, fearful and under socialized, every noise startled her, and she lay in her dog run facing the wall day in and day out. Eventually, the staff at the shelter understandably questioned her quality of life and Emma was deemed unadoptable. When asked if we could help Emma, there was not a moment of hesitation. After a few weeks in her quiet foster home and receiving the medical care she needed, Emma began to blossom. She would paw her foster mom for “Just a little more petting, please.” The years of neglect left her frail and shy; she spent the next year-and-a-half in the loving care of her hospice foster mom.