"Sophie was a six week old puppy when she was found by a NYC animal control officer. She was all alone in a drainage culvert in the Bronx, NY. Three years later, she still has an obsession with drainage pipes. I wonder if she is looking for her mother.
She failed her first temperament evaluation at the ASPCA and appeared on Good Morning America as an example of a puppy you should not adopt. But, my granddaughter Lucy persuaded me to adopt her. She had confidence in Sophie and she was right. Slowely, her behavior improved as a result of being socalized by many loving and patient people at the ASPCA.
Now she is a therapy dog, certified by the Good Dog Foundation. She has worked for two years with a special group of people who have convicted of animal cruelty. Some of these people have killed their own dog and it is very important that these people have a dog they can apologize to... a stand in for their animal victim.
Sophie enjoys agility, swimming and is learning to herd sheep. We think she is a mix of Border Collie and Eskimo.
Sophie made numerous visits to Ground Zero."
-Stephanie Lafarge, Ph.D.
Senior Director of Counseling Services