The little furry creature was adopted before, but due to the difficulties of taking care of it, it was eventually returned. For months, no one was willing to give it another chance until someone finally stepped up. The Humane Rescue Alliance in the United States was more than willing to take Fiona back since they firmly believe in not giving up on the animals they rescue. However, Fiona started to show signs of a condition called crushing syndrome, which includes hair loss, frequent urination, expensive medication, and a bulging tummy.
Families searching for a new furry friend were intrigued by her unique qualities. Although she was adopted in January, Fiona was returned to the shelter in August. Despite the challenges, the dedicated volunteers worked hard to find her a new forever home. Monica Whitaker’s daughter, Myanni, originally wanted a cat but became interested in Fiona when they met her. They were concerned she may be pregnant, but after verifying with the shelter, they learned she was not. The family was informed of the care she required, which proved to be the biggest obstacle to adoption.
A volunteer gave Myanni a slice of cheese to shred and give to Fiona when she responded. After receiving the cheese, the young girl knelt down to pet the dog. However, instead of shredding the cheese as instructed, she decided to give the whole slice to Lady, hoping to make her happy immediately.
When the daughter announced her decision to adopt a puppy, her mother burst into tears. This was because Monica, the mother, knew firsthand what it felt like to be rejected. Her 19-year-old son had been in an accident at the age of six, which left him with a speech impediment and an intellectual disability. Knowing the pain of being turned away, Monica suggested that they adopt a dog instead of a cat. They brought home a charming little pup who quickly became a beloved member of the family. After spending 120 days with them, the rescue group was saddened when the fluffy girl was adopted the next day.
Upon arriving at Monica’s house, Fiona felt a sense of comfort as she was taken for daily strolls by Monica’s eldest child and allowed to rest on the couch. With this, she became the new head of the family, replacing Myanni.