As many of you know our shelter was flooded during a downpour this winter and we were forced to evacuate most of our dogs. Many wonderful people came to our rescue and fostered dogs for the week that the shelter was uninhabitable.
Leo was one of those dogs. Leo has lived most of is life at the shelter. He was born outside to a stray, and they were all picked up when the pups were just a few weeks old. They grew up with us and one by one mom and the pups were adopted. Leo was the last one of the family left and he became part of our pack at the shelter.
Three years ago Vera Danker saw a documentary that would change her life and the life of three homeless Israeli dogs. Vera lives in a picturesque village in Southern Germany. She saw a documentary on the sad fate of many Cnaani dogs. They are a very intelligent and independent breed of dog native to Israel. Because of their nature and because they are very hardy there are thousands born homeless every year, most never find homes. Well Vera decided she would come to Israel and rescue some of these dogs. She ended up getting one from another shelter and two from our shelter. Getting them to Germany was no easy feat, It was months of paperwork and phone calls, not to mention money, before we finally had permission. Being the cynic I am I asked Vera what would happen if the adoption didn't work out, I didn't want the dogs left homeless and far away. Her answer was "I have adopted many dogs,I've never returned any"