After she'd been at the boarding facility for about two months, the rescue in charge of Malibu was forced to close, and had to leave her behind, according to Smith. Smith took over her case, working tirelessly to try and find her a home, and finally decided to foster her herself.
"I reached out to another rescue I knew asking them if they would take her into their rescue if I fostered. They agreed," Smith said. "On July 1 I left the boarding facility, this time with Malibu, and we both had big smiles on our faces. We knew the first night she was home, as we couldn't imagine life without her."