I adopted Bertha from Tri-State Basset Rescue in October of 2013. She is such a tremendous success story and I feel terrible for not sending a follow-up message sooner. When I first got Bertha, she had so many health problems, including terrible worms that took months to treat. For the first few months I had Bertha, she was sick, withdrawn and only wanted to sit on the couch and stare off into space. She was always sweet but seemed incredibly disconnected. Eventually, after my fiance and I continued to force love and hugs and kisses upon her, she started to respond. It wasn’t an overnight change but now, two years later, she might be the most affectionate dog of all time. And more importantly, she is HEALTHY AND HAPPY! In fact, people stop us on the street all the time to tell us how happy our dog looks. She has a pep in her step that attracts strangers and she simply does not have an aggressive bone in her body.
In short, Bertha is one of the best things that has ever happened to us and we love her beyond words. She enriches our lives every day and even though she doesn’t talk, she tells us all the time how loved she feels. Thank you so much for bringing her to us. – Beth Rosner