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We had been fostering for Colorado Rhodesian Ridgeback Rescue for some time but had decided to stop fostering due to health issues. Peggy Sue had been running loose in the woods for months and would not let anyone get near, so Animal Control finally darted her. When she came into the rescue she did not trust humans and especially hated men. She would fear-charge any man who came too close.

Since there were no men in our household, she became our last foster and she was with us for months while being treated for heartworms. Gradually she learned to trust us, and she became the most tail-wagging, goofy Ridgeback we had ever seen. She decided that I was her person and followed me everywhere; she would only obey me. I have never had a dog decide so definitively that she was my dog and I was her person. So we adopted her. Now, three years later, she obeys my partner too, rolls on her back for backrubs, and gives us lots of kisses. She bends herself in half and hits herself in the face wagging her tail! She dances around with a silly grin on her face, especially when it is time for a walk. She has even learned to tolerate men (and cats)! Peggy Sue is such a joy in our lives, and we are so glad she insisted on staying with us.

Sarah Brashear
Littleton, CO

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