This is our Katrina! We got her from Helping Hounds Dog Rescue in 2011. She’d been surrendered by a back yard breeder that “could not meet the state standards for breeding and dog care.” We don’t think she was in a puppy mill per se, but she was vastly underweight (18 lbs, now she is 31 lbs), filled with parasites, not housebroken and as far as we can tell had never actually been in a home before we got her. To this day she’s terrified of children (unless she’s gotten to know them like our nephews) and if I reach out to pet her too fast she cowers and ducks. However, she is the light of our lives and is such a happy, playful, loving girl. I wake up every morning to find her asleep on my pillow, curled up into my neck, and every day she greets us when we come home by “dancing” on her back legs. She loves sitting on “her” brown chair, watching the world out the front windows and terrorizing our other corgi, Triley. Everyone that meets her loves her and the excited, playful manner that she approaches life with. She’s a true testament to the fact that if you welcome a scared, neglected dog into your heart (and home) and are patient with them as they come out of their shell, you’ll end up with a lifelong friend and companion!