Good Samaritans Drive Dog Home

When a boxer mix, around one year of age, was picked up as a stray, no one knew much about her. She was found on the street in January and then taken to the Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas. It was a full five months before anyone realized the full story of the puppy’s life. The puppy was at the shelter in Houston for about a week before she went into foster care. A woman named Giselle Krohn, who works for Ruff Start Rescue in Minnesota, helped remove the pup from the shelter. The dog was then moved some 2,600 miles away to Minnesota to live with her foster mom, Lexi Johnson.

Houston and Harris County Animal Volunteers//Facebook
Houston and Harris County Animal Volunteers//Facebook
Houston and Harris County Animal Volunteers//Facebook
Houston and Harris County Animal Volunteers//Facebook

The young dog was very sweet and just loved to be around people and animals alike. After staying in Lexi’s home, the woman realized the dog, who she named Zooey, was deaf. She soon realized that Zooey understood basic commands via sign language. The dog knew shake, down, and how to sit based on signs. Zooey was also house and crate trained. It became clear that someone had worked with Zooey and since she had such great manners, that someone loved and took care of her throughout her life.

Houston and Harris County Animal Volunteers//Facebook
Houston and Harris County Animal Volunteers//Facebook
Houston and Harris County Animal Volunteers//Facebook
Houston and Harris County Animal Volunteers//Facebook

During her time in foster care, Zooey received multiple applications from potential adopters but oddly, none of the adoptions were successful. Some feedback about Zooey included that she was “too hairy,” “too big,” or just not the right fit. But Lexi now thinks it was meant to be—because Zooey already had a wonderful home back in Texas. Her owner contacted the Harris County Animal Shelter saying Zooey, who was actually Penelope, escaped from their home months earlier and they had been searching for her. So, volunteers packed up Penelope and brought her the 2,600 miles back home to her family, who missed her so dearly. It was a happy reunion with her owner, who is so happy to have her sweet dog back again!

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