After 10 years locked in a cage, Katarina can’t wait to pick out her very own toy!
Every dog deserves a “puppyhood”, but a 10-year-old Yorkie named Katarina never got the chance until now.
The tiny dog spent her whole life living in a cramped cage at a puppy mill. But that life changed for her when she was rescued by the Hub City Humane Society, in Mississippi, and placed with foster caregiver, Ashleigh Reader.
Katarina’s personality instantly began to shine with her newfound freedom and Reader immediately noticed that the Yorkie was fascinated with toys and decided a trip to Petsmart was in order.
Reader filmed what happened when Katrina was brought inside the store and let loose to pick her own toy. “This is what happens when you take a dog to Petsmart who has lived her entire life in a puppy mill! She was just a little excited!” said Reader.
This video brought to you courtesy of an amazing foster family. First time this ten year old Yorkie we named Katarina ever got to shop for her own toy!! She has spent her entire life in a tiny cage at a puppy mill. Her foster parents have committed their home and hearts to this girl for 3 months as we get her dental and spay surgeries done and treat her heartworm disease. Interested in fostering? Fill out an application on our website, hubcityhumanesociety.org or run by the shelter. Desperately looking for a foster for a little older male Maltese from the same puppy mill that also needs a foster home during Heartworm treatment. Text 601-297-5326, Brenda if you are interested in fostering him.
Posted by Hub City Humane Society on Monday, October 24, 2016
“She has the sweetest personality regardless of everything that she’s been through,” Reader told The Dodo. “When I picked her up, she was obsessing over any toy she saw, so I figured she would want her very own toys. We went straight from there to Petsmart.”
Katarina ended up picking two toys, one being a squeaky corn dog that Reader says Katrina gave loving licks on the way home.
“Her foster parents have committed their home and hearts to this girl for 3 months as we get her dental and spay surgeries done and treat her heartworm disease,” the humane society says on Facebook of Katarina’s stay with Reader.
It looks like Katarina is making up for lost time when it comes to play time. I’m sure she’ll make her future family very happy!
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