When Sophie was surrendered to a shelter they immediately had to shave most of her coat off due to severe matting. Deemed “rescue only” her options were limited… so we stepped up. She arrived in desperate need of a bath so she was groomed right away which we’re sure made her feel as good as she smelled. This little girl had a nervous bladder. We wanted to rule out the possibility of any underlying disease, conditions or ailments so off to the vets she went. Sophie toughed through several wellness tests including one for a possible UTI and Cushing’s disease. Thankfully her blood panel and all tests results proved her to be healthy….just nervous. Her foster mom knew exactly how to help Sophie cope with the changes until she finally settled in. Meanwhile, her future family patiently waited with fingers and paws crossed that she was healthy and ready to go. The next challenge was if her potentially new doggy brother would approve. For two weeks, “Sophie” became a household name in preparation of the meet and greet. Mom and Dad were already in love, now it was in Rocco’s paws. They met, they walked, they sniffed, he liked her a little too much and she told him so. It was a perfect beginning to the typical male female relationship! Mom and Dad are thrilled to welcome Sophie into their family. Rocco’s minding his manners and Sophie has a forever home. This sweet family is not only picture perfect…they are as kind and dedicated as their fur-babies are cute. Congratulations from all of us at Merlin’s Hope to you Sweet Sophie and your adorable new family.