As most of her young life was spent living in and moving around to various shelters, it was understood that my family and I were adopting a dog that would have special needs, and boy did we pick a needy one! Our dog came to us with serious fear issues, which led to many more problems. Fortunately, I was introduced to J9’s K9s. Janine, Stephanie and Becky all helped us get through the fear issues that our dog dealt with. Today she is playing with toys, allowing strangers to pet her and is even trying really hard to ignore strange dogs. I have worked hard to help our dog gain confidence. Together on Nov. 22, 2005, she took the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, and to the excitement of many, passed!!! We have since taken up the sport of Agility, while continuing to take classes at J9's K9s. I feel so blessed to have been placed with this dog, and I know that we will be having fun together for years to come.

J. J.