3 1/2 months ago, we found out that our beloved rescue dog Dusty, who was with us for 9 years, had cancer. My husband, son, and I went through the usual sense of impending loss and found ourselves treasuring Dusty’s last months with us. As much as we thought we were prepared, we were a mess when we actually had to take her to the vet’s office to allow her to have her peace. That was a Monday. Thursday of the same week, I was laid off from the company that I had worked with for 26 years. Yep……lost my dog and job in the same week! Very difficult. So, I knew I needed to fill that hole in my heart and look for another dog to rescue. Each morning I looked for a new dog and every afternoon I looked for a new job. I e-mailed the organizations that had dogs I was interested in and filled out application after application. Sometimes I got no response or sometimes I got feedback about the dog that wouldn’t work for us. Eventually I stumbled upon Penny at http://www.castle-of-dreams.com/, filled out the application and very soon thereafter I heard from Liana. She was so positive about Penny and couldn’t wait to tell us how lucky we would be to have her as part of our lives. Liana helped me by being flexible as to when we met Penny and even helped me through my moment of cold feet. We met Penny and brought her home the same night. Oh she was a nervous wreck!!!! This puppy was rescued from a shelter by Castle of Dreams and was lucky enough to be fostered in two homes but that’s a lot of change for an 11 month old puppy. I am grateful she was saved by this selfless group of people. So we’ve had her just about a week now and I am in love. She is happy, fun, and cuddly. I know her fear of new situations will abate as she learns that she is in her forever home. My job search is going great and I feel confident that great things are just around the corner. This lucky Penny has filled that hole in our hearts. Thank you Liana and Castle of Dreams.