Kailey was kept isolated while she was in the shelter for over a year. She was passed over by before a loving family adopted her. The longer Kailey was in the shelter, the warier she became of people.
Just as her time was nearing the end, one family decided to take a chance on Kailey.
Prior to being adopted, Kailey was fostered by Jacqueline Berlin. Jacqueline understood there was a loving creature beneath the timid behavior.
Jacqueline said people were put off by Kailey.
“Her one issue was that something has happened to her in in her past so that if you try to touch her and she did not know you she would snap at you. Because of her issue, it was really hard to get her adopted.” After months of being in Jacqueline’s foster home, she posted a picture on Facebook appealing to shy humans. Jacqueline wrote that, while Kailey makes a rough first impression, there is sweetness under it all – just like human introverts!
Jacqueline’s Facebook message reached people all over the country, but it hit a chord with Suzy Chandler. Suzy explained that the moment she read Jacqueline’s post, she knew her home would be ideal for Kailey.
“The story of what she had been through and it just pulled on our heartstrings, we just thought we would be the perfect people for her. It was a perfect match.”
Suzy scheduled a meet-and-greet with Kailey and moments after playing, Suzy announced that she would gladly take Kailey home!
Little did she know, Kailey would save her life.
Kailey became more and more accepting of her new owners and Suzy watched proudly as Kailey began to bond with her other pup and show affection toward humans!
Despite her progress, it was clear Kailey still held some reservations about people, she kept to herself and avoided human contact. That’s why Suzy was so surprised when Kailey began acting up one evening.
“All of a sudden she just started barking and looking at us and growling, like trying to get our attention and I said well what’s the matter with her…She pulled me directly over to the side yard. Right away I smelled overpowering gas and a loud whooshing sound.”
Kailey sensed a massive gas leak right outside of Suzy’s yard, and without Kailey’s keen sense, Suzy and the rest of the families nearby would have been in serious danger.
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