“We see a lot of dogs in this kind of condition,” Zuluaga told The Dodo. “As soon as the owners get them [as puppies], they put them on a chain because they want a guard dog.”
The team at A Chance to Bloom is determined to give Hermosa the best life possible, and they’re doing everything they can to help her move forward.
“Our first step when we get these dogs who have been chained up … is to give them a period to decompress,” Zuluaga said. “So they need some time to relax in a safe environment, know that they’re not going to be hurt anymore. We give them as much food as they want to eat, water, shelter, and we just let them learn how to become a dog. That’s the most important part.”