“You are my sunshine, my only sunshine,” sings the classic song. “You make me happy when skies are grey.”
Meet Sunshine: a bright, beautiful, downright regal Chow Chow/Retriever mix with a love for life, looking for a forever home to call her own!
There was once a time where the skies were grey with uncertainty and pain for this wise, loving girl. She was abandoned by the only family she had ever known at just six years old; her former family claimed they were "unable" to bring her along with them to their new home.
Utterly betrayed by those who were supposed to love her unconditionally, Sunshine had a hard time trusting new people. Indeed, she seemed destined to be stuck forever in her "grey sky" days, and ignored all attempts to reach her. She snapped at kindness and sulked in a corner, her golden eyes stoic and unfeeling, their radiant sparkle gone - numbed by the sting of abandonment.
Still, the people around her waited patiently and worked with her daily, knowing that she could learn to love and trust again. Then, sure enough, one day... the clouds vanished, and the beautiful Sunshine - our Sunshine - emerged, triumphant and eager.
Now, this lovely lady entertains for hours on end: chasing tennis balls, shaking hands, and showing off her adorable facial expressions to anyone who will watch. And, for an "older" dog, she sure is just as quick to learn new tricks!
A staff favorite at New Leash On Life, absolutely nothing can keep this strong-spirited girl down -- not even cancer, of which she is a survivor. We are so proud of all she has overcome; now she just needs that perfect someone to treasure her for the rest of her life!
Sunshine is fully obedience trained, and loves nothing more than settling down in front of the fireplace with a nice antler to chew after enjoying an evening walk with her favorite person in the world… and we are hoping that’s you!
Follow the link and click the "Adopt Me" button to submit an adoption application for Sunshine: http://nlol.org/rescue-dog/sunshine-0
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