From there, they will get the medical care and affection so long denied them, while learning to be dogs again - the kind who can be adopted to real, loving homes.
Dogs never forget what it's like to be loved.
"What we have found is that all of the dogs are just dogs," O'Meara says. "It doesn't matter what purpose they're raised for or where they come from."
Even after going through the most traumatic experience, Lilly and Pinch just melted right back into the natural-born sweetness that is doghood.
"They were very well-socialized," O'Meara says. "They're very sweet dogs."