Friday, May 28, 2010

update from Chapel's trainer

update from Trainer - Karlene
Karlene and her assistant were able to handle Chapel this morning... she was wide eyed but calmed down fairly soon. They are not going to do anything pressing for about a week. They want her to merge into the life at Karlene's. She will be resting in her crate and going out to exercise with a group of dogs that match her personality.
Karlene also mentioned that she has seen this before. There was a truck driver that was never home and had huskies. He allowed them to populate and when he gave them the boot, most were un-socialized and had never been touched. She was able to bring the Husky's around and have a happy ending. She said Chapel of course is not wild but apparently has not been handled by humans too much. This is not shocking news to the girls in Baltimore I am sure.
She still has not gone to the bathroom but they are going to work on that this morning.
She will call in a few days but the weekend is pointed to relaxing and getting to know her safe contained environment.


  1. Thanks so much for these updates. Chapel will always hold a special place in the hearts of the residents of Pepperdine Circle, so please keep the notes and photos coming.

  2. I am so excited about Chapel's future. Again, thank you for letting me help find her. I am so impressed by the volunteers that I am going to add myself to the group of transporters who help bring the rescues to Duffy's and finally their permanent homes. I will be contacting Jean after the holiday.

  3. Leigh Ann: that is GREAT! That must be what Chapel was trying to do the whole time: bring awareness to the group of people that do transports, and the animals they are saving!!