Blaine DeLuca was looking for a dog, one he could give a better life to. After searching his area for rescued animals, he came across Penni. The shelter’s workers warned him of her problems and her timid nature. In fact, she was so frightened that they were sure no one would adopt her. Then she met Blaine. Given her tragic past, their first meeting was remarkable.
Surprisingly, the two instantly hit it off! Normally scared of everyone and everything, Penni greeted Blaine with a lick before she made herself comfortable in his lap. It was a heartwarming moment for Blaine and for those at the shelter who thought Penni would not find a home in time to save her from being killed.
Blaine DeLuca didn’t realize the extent of the damage that was done to Penni until he brought her home. Instead of a smooth transition into her new home, Penni was terrified of everything and everyone, from the sound of a door closing to the sounds of a busy city. Even inanimate objects scared the abused dog.