What a wonderful place! It's hard to believe that those lovely animals were abused. I understand why it took so long to build trust. Many members here know that my Collie, Kelsey, spent 6 years in a cage, having puppies.
It has been two and a half years since we got Kelsey, and she is still shy. However, there has been a noticeable improvement since we got her. She's a blessing to me! When I'm lying down on the couch she comes over and puts her head on me. She loves to be loved! When anyone is standing, however, she still cowers. Who knows what she went through at that puppy mill!