Meanwhile, in Brooklyn, Diana Andrade and her husband, Chris, were on the lookout for the right rescue dog to join their family. They had adopted their 2-year-old pit bull, Meisha, from the ASPCA a year earlier, and they were hoping to adopt a second, friendly dog who would help bring shy Meisha out of her shell.
Though they couldn't meet Chowda because of an ongoing court case surrounding her neglect, Diana and Chris trusted the rescuers who promised she was perfect for them.
The day they met Chowda last fall, they knew the rescuers were right. "She was all jumpy and excited to meet us," Andrade told The Dodo. "She's so fun and so loving."