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Rescued From the "Arizona 800," Sophie Gets a Forever Home!

Rescued From the "Arizona 800," Sophie Gets a Forever Home!

You may recall the sad story of 800 dogs living in a Tuscon triple-wide mobile home? Well, I've got a (much more) uplifting follow-up for you. Yay. Many of these dogs have already been adopted in Arizona and across the country, including at our local Marin Humane Society! When I got an email from a reader about her touching experience, I knew I had to share the happy update with you. This cutie pie has been renamed Sophie by her new mommy – even though the pup's still adjusting, look how cozy she looks in her new home! Read the touching story and see more pictures of this lil pooch when you

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Yesterday I went down to the Marin Humane Society and adopted a little 7-pound Yorkie who I named Sophie. She was one of 100 dogs brought to the humane society here after being rescued from the breeder/hoarders in Arizona a few weeks ago. She's terrified of humans but gets on well with my other little dog, Buddy. Right now I'm giving her some calm space to get her bearings and I'm sure with some love and time she will come out of her shell.


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ualili ualili 8 years
I'm from Tucson too, and am thrilled that so many of these dogs have found loving homes! What a great update!
Angelica Angelica 8 years
So glad she could find a loving home!
runnergeek runnergeek 8 years
awesome! what a great story! sophie is a cutie.
duplinger duplinger 8 years
I wish I could adopt one or 10, I already have 3 doggies ;-)
bellydancinmary bellydancinmary 8 years
Thank you for adopting the Tucson puppies! I live in Tucson and I was very concerned about the 800 dogs. I'm relieved to see a happy ending for one of them!
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
My first shelter cat, a Himi girl, was obviously abused before being adopted. I had to learn what frightened her (boots of any sort) as well as how to de-sensitize her. It took a bit over one year, but it was well worth the reward...her unconditional love and trust! :)
wakeupandora wakeupandora 8 years
what a wonderful story to end my work day!! Sophie will have the best to give you and your dog all the rest of your days! oh. i'm verklempt.
ehadams ehadams 8 years
Yay for dog rescue! Looks just like a Yorkie my mom rescued. Just give her time and love and she will come around!
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
Poor baby! I'm sure she'll come around, lots of love! Good luck with her and keep us posted on how she does!
cubadog cubadog 8 years
It is nice to hear that they are being adopted out. Poor little things will need some extra TLC.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Yea Sophie and too Sophie's Mom for the rescue! Shelter pets make the best pets! :)
kristyrk kristyrk 8 years
I'm so happy the pups are finding good homes!
j2e1n9 j2e1n9 8 years
I remember this story, wow!
ALSW ALSW 8 years
What a little cutie! And what a great story and absolutely wonderful thing to do.
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