When he dropped Chica off at the rescue, Kalmbach knew she would be in great hands. He sent a short email to his family back in San Francisco: “I’m coming home with a story and a surprise,” he wrote.
Over the course of the next month at the rescue, little Chica gained some much-needed weight, and was fully treated for parasites and fleas. It wasn’t long before she was health-cleared, vaccinated and ready for her big day: going home.
She flew into San Francisco and was reunited with her dad at midnight. They might have spent a month apart, but Chica remembered who he was right away. Aside from being so much healthier and larger, the sweet dog hadn’t changed a bit.