Danielle Hanisee, a New Orleans local who had worked at the shelter for six years before Violet’s arrival, returned to visit the shelter this summer after her beloved pit bull mix passed away.
“I had recently lost him, and just felt like if I ever got another dog, I would get one who really needed me,” Hanisee told The Dodo. “So I did.”
Hanisee connected with Violet instantly, and offered to foster her for a week to make sure Violet was ready for the next step. Violet was scared of all the new things at first, like cars and wood floors, but Hanisee continued to work with her to build her confidence.