Aloha was pulled from the shelter by a rescue called Shelter Chic and transported from Georgia all the way to New York. The shelter hadn’t told the rescue much about Aloha, and when she arrived, staffers were at first very unprepared for all of her issues and fears.
“We occasionally transport puppies up from the South to try and help out, but we were not made aware of Aloha's background,” Nicola Dugdale, a staffer at Shelter Chic and Aloha’s foster mom, told The Dodo. “We thought we were getting a happy-go-lucky puppy, so we were a little shocked to meet her! Sadly the southern shelters are so overwhelmed they don't have the opportunity or resources to do much more than a basic physical exam.”