And there are a few lingering demons from her brutal past.
"It is very apparent she has been hit in the face as she cowers when you go to pet her," Schermerhorn-Wagner explains. "If you try to pick her up she cowers to the ground and shakes. But slowly, she is learning she is never going to be hit or kicked again or whatever they did to her."
But love can do a lot for a soul. Even exorcise demons.
"Every day I see her coming out of her shell more and more and literally she tries to jump up in my arms and loves for me to hold her like a baby," she writes.