Chyna lived in the same house for seven years. Her mother gave birth to her inside that very home, and she had a family of her own. Everything changed when her owners moved and decided not to keep her.

Chyna was surrendered to the Hempstead Town Animal Shelter in Long Island, New York, on May 1st, 2016.

adoptable dog Hempstead Town Animal Shelter

Source: Cynthia Raven / Hempstead Town Animal Shelter

“A shelter no place for a senior dog,” volunteer Barbara Trevouledes says. When she first arrived, Chyna was quiet and withdrawn. She didn’t understand what had happened to her or where she was. The barking of the other dogs frightened her.

shelter dog in cage

Source: Hempstead Town Animal Shelter

But when Barbara took Chyna to the play yard the first time, Chyna came to life. She no longer sat in the corner.

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