Paulie was found as a stray in a small Texan town. A kind man named Mr. Richard was known in the community for providing food and shelter to unwanted dogs. When Mr. Richard became terminally ill, his dying wish was to find a safe place for his largely unsocialized pack. HUA caregivers drove for many hours in dangerous weather to the humble home where the dogs had been left. It took the entire day to round up the very scared and confused pups, but finally they made their way back to the HUA shelter. Volunteers and caregivers spent several month socializing these precious animals, and finally they are ready to find homes of their own. Poor Paulie girl was perhaps the most traumatized of Mr. Richard's dogs. When she first arrived she did everything in her power to make herself invisible. She would hide under her bed, press her face into the corner - anything to avoid human contact of any kind. The volunteers caring for her worked tirelessly with this dear dog, and Paulie is finally emerging from her shell. She has begun to enjoy her leash walks and allows us to hold her, pet her, and give her the love she so desperately needs. We are very proud of the progress Paulie has made, and we know that in order for her to be completely happy, a home with another dog to provide comfort is where she must be.
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