"When I saw the video of her back under her bed like she was when she first came in, I wouldn't believe it if I hadn't seen it," Susan Barr, who volunteers at the shelter, told The Dodo.
But that unsettling image of a dog too terrified to come out from under the bed reached a wide audience. The story was shared thousands of times. And, fewer than 24 hours later, a picture of Princess reached Carol McGeary of Naples, Florida.
"Someone posted her picture under the bed on Facebook and I said, OK I just have to get that dog.' And that was it," she tells The Dodo. "My husband pretty much goes along with anything I say."