"The collar was tight in her skin," Cindy Droogmans, founder of A-Team Elite Rescue Dogs in Long Island, New York, told The Dodo. "She was constantly outside."
It was clear that Aphrodite hardly knew what love felt like — but she still had a lot of love to give. She smiled at perfect strangers. And when people reached out to her, she'd nuzzle her nose against their hands and even lift her paws to touch them.