She'd been in foster care only a week when we met, a very loving lady and her husband, but the scars from time in a shelter showed in her eyes. She was lucky - black dogs are the last adopted and the first euthanized in shelters. She was rescued just hours from death by the wonderful people at Love of Labs Indiana. They get her started on the heartworm treatment that was necessary to keep her alive, then worked to find her a loving home when she was well enough from that treatment to be adopted.
This photo was taken the day I adopted her. She had been given a lot of love in the week her wonderful foster Mon had her, fed well and groomed carefully and had completed her heartworm treatment but she was still thin, scared at being someplace "strange" again after a week in a comfy foster home and was not even excited to get a treats.
If you are considering a dog or cat for your home, please consider adoption - there are so many wonderful souls out there just waiting to be rescued.