Gypsy was a stray Momma with a beautiful litter of pups. They were the color of coal just like her. They showed up at the shelter one day in April 2016 when they were still feeding.
Mom was not much interested in being a Mom. She was content with jumping the fence to get over to another kennel. Maybe she never had a Mom to show her the ropes.
Gypsy hung around the shelter for almost a year. She was put into the general population where she was perfectly happy. But everyday the Shelter Manager would show up to find Gypsy outside the gate just hanging out. She would follow him in as he unlocked the gate and get her breakfast. She was also know to chase cars which became a very big concern, what if she was hit one day?
A Volunteer from Seattle Washington was visiting San Felipe and came to help out for 6 weeks. She played with pups, trained adults to learn to like a leash, and in general had the same concern for Gypsy. Lucky for VIVA she helped rescues in the Washington area place their rescues. Lucky Gypsy made the trip north to San Diego on January 25th where she met up with other lucky dogs that would be going to a rescue in Seattle to be fostered, trained and adopted.
We will be following Gypsy as she completes the circle to her forever home.