We have now rescued over 3,000 Goldens in 29 years, there are many sad and bad stories but Cobi #2748’s story haunts us.
This little girl came to us from a puppy mill and the best we can determine, she had no human interaction, love or kindness in her first six years of life except to be given food and water. She was a puppy-making machine, kept in a cage, and the only canine interaction she had was when a male came into her pen for breeding.
He was 14 pounds overweight and arrived with a bag of five different medications. His separation anxiety was so bad that he couldn’t even be left alone for five minutes. Despite Buddy’s issues, his forever family fell instantly in love with him and gave him the love, space, attention, and patience he had not experienced in a very long time.
This sweet, gentle soul was lucky enough to be adopted by two angels who poured love, attention, patience, kindness, and understanding into her heart…slowly giving her much-needed confidence to fight her fears. After nine months, Cobi started to respond to this affection and would ask to go for short walks. At times she would even follow her family around, gingerly leaving her bed that had become her sanctuary. Successes are slow but her family has been working with her tirelessly, sitting on the floor with Cobi for hours assuring her that she was safe. They even took Cobi to work with them to expose her to a world she had no idea existed.
There is no doubt that the light is coming back into her previously dead eyes and her tail, previously invisible, can now be seen on occasion and it even sometimes wags. These improvements may seem small but to Cobi they are massive. Her new family is so proud of their amazing girl and they are hopelessly in love. We know Cobi is too as she now follows her new mom everywhere.
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