Rescued from the property of NFL quarterback Michael Vick, Meryl has worked so hard at Best Friends to overcome her painful past. Encountering strangers could be particularly frightening for Meryl when she first arrived, so a significant step forward for her was learning to meet new caregivers calmly and politely, which she does now with beautiful self-restraint.
Because she has such lovely leash manners around other dogs, Meryl has been tapped to model the practice for other pups lacking the same grace. She adores her fellow canines, and her calm, cool nature puts fellow canines at ease. They no longer feel compelled to react when passing another dog.
Caregivers are still working with Meryl to curb her food-guarding behavior — that is, helping her learn that there will always be enough for her. And instead of toys (which she tends to eat), Meryl enjoys agility course fun. As a gift, she received an agility platform and she’s often found proudly perched on it.
Meryl was ordered by the court to live at Best Friends for the rest of her life. So instead of a traditional family, she has a family of sponsors — a family you are invited to join.
Make Your Sponsorship in Honor
Want to honor someone with your sponsorship gift? Complete your gift below and on the next page, you'll be able to send them a beautiful ecard that tells them all about your sponsored animal. Want to do a mailed card instead? Contact our donor relations team at 435-644-2001 ext 4801.
Sponsorship gifts support the work of Best Friends Animal Society and help Save Them All. To assist the greatest number of animals in need, and to make sure your gift does the most good, your donation will be used in combination with other sponsorship gifts to help save the lives of animals.