White Kitty Foundation
Success Stories



Sammy is a Daschund mix that was dropped into the night drop box at the Martinez Shelter. He had a copper wire tied around his neck, (injury ventral neck from wire collar, ~4cm) He hid under the bed in his kennel, and wouldn't look at anyone and didn't want anyone to look at him. Of course he failed his temperament test because of his fear. I decided to rescue him even though I knew he wouldn't adopt immediately (and I had never seen his face).
He was moved to a foster home in Alamo where his foster Mom Margy worked with him everyday until he began to come out of his shell. It was a very slow and long process, but now Sammy is acting like a puppy.
He plays with his foster sister Sidney, gives Margy kisses and wags his tail! This seems like minor progress to those who have never met Sammy but believe me it is major progress. Margy called me the first time he wagged his tail, that's how important every little step is to us and to Sammy.

This week Sammy will be moved to a foster home with a few dogs to see how he handles being with the "pack". And then plans will be made to move him into a forever home. We can't allow him to become to attached to his foster family. We do realize that wherever we place him, his progress will be set back a couple of weeks. But with a little love and patience he'll be back to himself, and he'll begin living the life he deserves. And we will be very cautious of the home we put him in.
Sammy is truly a success story and we're very grateful to Margy for all of the love, kindness and patience she has shown Sammy. And needless to say, we are very proud of Sammy and will always be in touch with him and his forever family