Olivia was one of those WARL dogs that EVERYONE was crazy about -- staff, volunteers and visitors. Finding the right home for her, however, took some time -- Olivia loves people so much that every time her previous guardian left the house, Olivia became anxious and destructive. This behavior is known to behavior and training experts as separation anxiety.
And then, a holiday miracle -- the kind folks at Malta House (an assisted living facility) came to WARL interested in fostering a dog. The after Thanksgiving foster turned into a New Year's adoption. One administrator reported that Olivia is the perfect fit. "She has an uncanny knack of knowing which resident needs a little extra
TLC, laying at their feet, snuggling up and staying at their side." Looks like Olivia enjoys the extra attention from the visiting grand kids, too.