Scarlett the one-eyed, deaf pit bull has been at an animal shelter on Maryland's Eastern Shore for over three years now - which is more than half her life.
In that time, the 5-year-old dog has completely endeared herself to staff at the Animal Welfare League of Queen Anne's County. On any given day, visitors are likely to find people sitting on a dog bed with Scarlett, petting her gloriously soft fur and keeping her company as she chews on KONG toys stuffed with peanut butter.
"She is such a cuddle bug," Kirstyn Northrop Cobb, the shelter's manager, tells The Dodo. "She is the most cuddly dog ever! She will just melt into you and sit on your lap and give you kisses."