Senior Yorkie dog, Katarina, spent a decade of her life caged in a crowded puppy dog mill. Now that’s she’s finally free, she’s like a kid again giddily picking up her first toy!

Rescued from a puppy mill

While other dogs get to stay at the comforts of their loving homes, Katarina, a Yorkshire terrier had to endure ten years of pain and suffering in the puppy mill. She was forced to bear pups and lived in a cramped cage. Those were the saddest ten years of her life.

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But there’s a silver lining for our sweet puppy mill survivor. Fortunately, the Hub City Humane Society rescued her and placed her into the loving home of Ashleigh Reader.

Picking her first toy

Katarina has been exploring so many things for the first time since she’s found her freedom. Her new parent taught her a couple of tricks and also learned “housebreaking.”

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Ashleigh also noticed that Katarina is young at heart. She’s sweet, silly and adorable. She also likes toys.

So, Ashleigh figured that now would be a good time to get the senior dog her very first toy. They went to Petsmart, and the dog just lost it. She’s in toy heaven! Katarina quickly rummaged through the different toys and finally settled for two.

One was a squeaky and the other was a stuffed bunny. Katarina was so overwhelmed with the experience that she refuses to sit still. She has a lot of energy to play with her new toys!

While the senior dog can now play with her new toys, her foster mom committed to putting Katarina into treatment for her worms and teeth. With all that going on, Katarina should be well and healthy, and she can play to her heart’s content. Indeed, nobody ever gets too old for toys.

Watch Katarina go crazy on her first trip to the toy store.

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

And thanks to Hub City Human Society.

 

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