But then something wonderful happened: Karlyn met someone who believed in her potential — just in time to save her life.
Karlyn was found as a stray in South Carolina, and from her behavior it seems that she may have had a home once but was dumped. She was nervous and timid, with a tendency to cower, as if she'd been mistreated in the past.
"The shelter was overcrowded and they needed 10 large dogs to be adopted, fostered or rescued," Greenville resident Fran Alexay told The Dodo. "This shelter works so hard toward becoming a no-kill, it's hard to overcome space. Space is the frequent reason dogs become urgent."
Alexay has a friend in Vermont, Valerie Mullin, who works with Champlain Valley Canine Rescue to help get unwanted dogs adopted. And that day, Karlyn went from the urgent list to the adoptable list, thanks to Alexay and Mullin, who decided to coordinate Karlyn's rescue.