As soon as Wayne and Garth arrived at Reggie's Friends, Ricke followed up their care with proper medication, a good diet and medicated baths. "They had scabs that had to come off and their tummies were incredibly full of junk - parasites, rocks, dirt and trash - from eating off the street," Ricke told The Dodo.
Ricke also knew these puppies had to overcome the emotional toll their experience had taken on them. "Wayne and Garth began their journey by simply being allowed to be puppies," said Ricke, "and we also spoiled them with love."
"The hardest thing in situations like this is to have puppies who are terrified of you," she said.
The puppies have since received healthy treats, space to play and, most of all, positive interaction with humans, namely Ricke and her husband, Mike.